An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.This action packed movie is based on the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya when ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service Information officer Sean Smith were killed during a coordinated attack by Islamic militants on the American embassy. Another compound approximately 1 mile away was also attacked and 2 CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, were killed. Both Woods and Doherty were former Navy SEALS,the event is also called the Battle of Benghazi.The movie details the events leading up to the attack, the attack itself and the aftermath.
The militants actions are detailed in the movie and shows their planning and them carrying out the attack. The planning started with them scouting and gathering information on the American embassy and suspected CIA compound.