The state department has confirmed reports that the USA Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens and three staffers have been killed during an outbreak of violence at the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
The three were were killed in a rocket attack on their car, as they were being rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
Mr. Stevens has a ten-year history of working in the region and was appointed to his post in Libya in May of this year after successfully working with the rebels during the conflict that removed Col. Gadhafi from power. Stevensâ€™ State Department bio reads:
â€œJohn Christopher Stevens, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, served as Special Representative to the Libyan Transitional National Council from March 2011 to November 2011. Prior to this role, he was the Director of the Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs.â€
In neighboring Egypt, demonstrators had torn down an American flag and burned it during the protest
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