U.S. teacher shot dead in Benghazi after al Qaeda call for violence

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“Ronnie was one of the nicest teachers in the school,” Mrs. El-Gallal said of Mr. Smith. “It is a big loss. Every day we are burying men and now even families in Benghazi.”

“It is not the murderers who are to be blamed, but the people in power who are doing nothing to stop them,” she said. “Nobody feels safe in the city.”

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.


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