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An interior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three embassy staff have been killed after a mob angered over an amateur American-made short film that mocks Islam’s Prophet Muhammad stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city Benghazi late Tuesday. Reaction in the social media world has been swift and varied…

The world woke up Wednesday morning, September 12, to news that the US ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed in an attack on the US Consulate in the eastern city Benghazi late Tuesday. Reaction was swift and varied…

Cecily Hilleary

Cecily began her reporting career in the 1990s, covering US Middle East policy for Dubai-TV English. She has lived and/or worked in the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf regions, consulting and producing for several regional radio and television networks and production houses, including MBC, Al-Arabiya, the former Emirates Media Incorporated and Al-Ikhbaria. She brings to VOA and MEV a keen understanding of the region's top social, cultural and political issues.

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