He was a Texan, and said to be “Libya’s best friend.” The latter is a dangerous title to hold — the last American dubbed “Libya’s best friend” was Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Unknown assailants shot an American teacher to death as he was jogging on Thursday in Benghazi, a hospital official said, underlining persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
Fadyah al-Burghathi, spokeswoman for the Al-Galaa hospital, said the body of a man from Texas was brought to the hospital on Thursday with gunshot wounds. A security official said the American taught chemistry at the city’s International School, a Libyan-owned institute that follows an American curriculum.
No one has claimed responsibility for the teacher’s killing but suspicion is likely to fall on Islamic militants active in the city.