State Dept. forced to release first official Benghazi attack photos

The U.S. State Department released seven never-before-seen photographs from the aftermath of the Consulate attack in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, obtained the new pictures after filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit asking for photos and videos of the compound from Sept. 10, 2012 through Sept. 13, 2012.

Fox News reported:

According to Judicial Watch, the images seem to depict a burned and ransacked building, two burned vehicles and Arabic graffiti with militant Islamist slogans.

One of the messages translates to “Be strong with Allah.”

The Blaze obtained a statement from Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton:

“The fact that it took six months and a federal lawsuit to release these few photos tells you all you need to know about the Obama administration’s Benghazi stonewall,” he said. “We now know that every video or photo, along with every additional piece of information we uncover, will tell us more about Benghazi – in contrast to the continued lies and spin coming out of the Obama administration about this atrocity.”

Benghazi Photos Judicial Watch
Photo Credit: State Dept./Judicial Watch

Benghazi Photos Judicial Watch

Benghazi Photos Judicial Watch

Benghazi Photos Judicial Watch
Photo Credit: State Dept./Judicial Watch

Benghazi Photos Judicial Watch

View all seven photos here via Fox:

State Benghazi Pix 31 May 13 by Judicial Watch, Inc.

Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR

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