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U.S. Department of State Warden Message – Risk of Attacks Against Public Buildings

April 15, 2011

This Warden Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens in Libya of the risk of attacks against public buildings, including hotels, in opposition-held towns in Libya such as Benghazi and Misratah.

The United States warns U.S. citizens against travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens in Libya depart immediately.  The United States suspended all embassy operations effective February 25, 2011, given ongoing violence and a deteriorating security situation.  All official U.S. embassy personnel and their family members have departed.   Please refer to our current Travel Warning for Libya, available at

The U.S. Department of State continues to reach out to U.S. citizens we believe remain in Libya.  The Department is working closely with other governments and multinational corporations to ensure the safe departures of those U.S. citizens who still need assistance.  Please direct inquiries regarding U.S. citizens in Libya to Callers in the United States and Canada may dial the toll free number 1-888-407-4747. Callers outside the United States and Canada may dial 1-202-501-4444.