'Imminent threat' as Foreign Office urges Britons to leave Benghazi
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Last September, Benghazi was the scene of an attack on the US consulate which left dead the US ambassador to Libya.
A Foreign Office 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". The statement indicated that the threat was to Westerners and didn't provide details about specific threats.
The warning from the UK Government comes in the aftermath of an attack at an Algerian gas plant that left 37 hostages dead.
Since September 2012, the Foreign Office has warned against all travel to Benghazi.
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