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Published On: Sun, Sep 30th, 2012

Cheryl Croft Bennett, mother of Tyrone Woods, speaks out against slow investigation of Benghazi killings

The mother of Tyrone Woods, one of the two former Navy SEALs killed in the September 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate, is speaking out about the slow pace of the investigation into the death of her son and three other Americans.

Tyrone “Rone” Woods

“Don’t want to ever politicize the loss of my son in Libya, but it has been 16 days and the FBI has yet to get to Benghazi to begin their investigation,” Woods’s mother Cheryl Croft Bennett wrote on her Facebook page Thursday.

“Apparently they have made it to Tripoli but haven’t been allowed to enter Benghazi. Meanwhile, the diplomatic outpost where Tyrone and [former SEAL] Glen [Doherty]died, was not and is not secured. Absolutely unacceptable.”

The FBI team sent to investigate the Benghazi assault has yet to arrive in the city, and the consulate remains unguarded.

Bennett has been using her Facebook page to disseminate information about the Benghazi attack and talk about her son Tyrone, who was killed in the second wave of the firefight at an “annex” that some reports have called a “safe house” about half a mile from the main consulate building.

The mission personnel fled to the annex when the main consulate building was set on fire, but the attackers either followed them there or already knew the location. They attacked the annex early in the morning as a security team tried to evacuate the personnel.

State Department official Sean Smith died in the fire during the initial attack, according to officials briefing reporters the next day, and Amb. Chris Stevens was lost in the fire and was later returned to U.S. personnel dead. Woods and Doherty were killed in the firefight at the annex, according to official reports.

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