Tripoli, 13 June:
The authorities in Benghazi . . .[restrict]are in receipt of video footage identifying the assailants responsible for Monday’s attack in Benghazi on the British ambassador to Libya, it has been reported.
Sir Dominic Asquith, the ambassador, narrowly escaped injury when the convoy he was travelling in was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, although two of his bodyguards were wounded.
The footage allegedly shows two men, believed to be Salafists, belonging to a group calling itself the Jamarat Islamiya Al-Moutashedida. The group claims to have links with Al-Qaeda.
It is understood that investigators in Benghazi know who the men are and are in the process of tracking them down.
The information was published yesterday evening in a local Benghazi newspaper following an interview with one of the investigators on the case, although the existence of the video has yet to be independently verified.
A spokeswoman at the British Embassy in Tripoli said that investigations into the case are ongoing and that they are liaising closely with the Libyan authorities.
It is not known whether the men have links with the so-called Omar Abdul Rahman Brigade, which has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, or even if they are one and the same.