Britain aware of specific and imminent threat against westerners in Libya’s Benghazi, urges nationals to leave immediately


The Foreign Office has urged Britons to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi in response to a “specific and imminent threat” against Westerners.

The FCO has been advising against travel to most of the country since last September, but has now stepped up its warning.

A spokesman said: “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.

“We have updated our travel advice to reflect this. The British Embassy in Tripoli has been in contact with British nationals for whom we have contact details to alert them to the advice.”

http://news.sky.com/story/1042347/british-nationals-urged-to-leave-benghazi

The British Foreign Office said in a statement: “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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/24/benghazi-threat-british-nationals_n_2540972.html

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