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Topic - Jalal Elgallal
Security in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city where four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate, has decayed to the point where Westerners are fleeing, assassinations and kidnappings are rife and residents worry that U.S. drone strikes on jihadist targets are imminent.
"We don't do a lot of going out now," he said in a phone interview from Benghazi. "There is uncertainty about what is going to happen in the very near future."
"The situation has obviously deteriorated. It is a systematic deterioration," said longtime Benghazi resident Jalal Elgallal, who was spokesman of the now-defunct National Transitional Council.