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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:53 AM

Breaking: Britain Urges Nationals to Leave Libya's Benghazi Citing Threat

Source: Reuters

@BreakingNews: RT @BreakingNewsUK: UK Foreign Office urges British nationals to leave Libyan city of Benghazi 'in response to a specific threat to westerners' - PA

@Reuters: Britain aware of specific and imminent threat against westerners in Benghazi, urges nationals to leave: foreign office #BREAKING

Britain urges nationals to leave Libya's Benghazi citing threat

LONDON | Thu Jan 24, 7:47 am EST

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday said it was aware of a "specific and imminent" threat to Westerners in the Libyan city of Benghazi and urged British nationals to evacuate.

"We are now aware of a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi, and urge any British nationals who remain there against our advice to leave immediately," the Foreign Office said in a statement.

(Reporting by Mohammed Abbas)


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE90N0JM20130124

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:55 AM

1. "Best Secretary of State, ever . . ."

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:18 AM

2. Britons urged to leave Libyan city of Benghazi over 'threat'

British nationals should leave the Libyan city of Benghazi immediately "in response to a specific threat to Westerners", the Foreign Office says.

It said the British Embassy in Tripoli had been in contact with British nationals whose details it had.

The Foreign Office has been advising against travel to Benghazi and most parts of Libya since September.

New travel advice for Libya has been published.

(http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/libya)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21181742

Libya 2.0 sounds great

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:26 AM

3. Looks to be bouncing to and fro

It became apparent yesterday that 3 of the jihadists killed in the Algerian debacle last week were Egyptians involved in the attack on the US Benghazi consulate.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:41 PM

4. Germany and the Netherlands have also issued a similar warning now

according to the BBC.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:39 PM

5. UK Telegraph: Benghazi threat likely linked to western intervention in Mali (like Algeria attack)

The Foreign Office has been advising against travel to most of Libya since last September, but has now stepped up its warning.

Britons have been urged to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi in response to a "specific and imminent threat" against westerners.

Richard Spencer, The Telegraph's Middle East correspondent, said the threat was likely linked to the same terror group that is fighting the army in Mali and attacked a gas plant in Algeria.

"This is how al Qaeda operates, when it is threatened in one place it will strike out in another," he said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9824241/Richard-Spencer-Benghazi-threat-likely-linked-to-western-intervention-in-Mali.html

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