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U.S. Embassy Tripoli Warden Message

June 10, 2011

U.S. Department of State Warden Message - Risk of Attacks Against Hotels and Public Buildings in Benghazi

This Warden Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens in Libya of the risk of attacks against hotels and public buildings in Benghazi. Official U.S. government personnel have been moved from the Hotel Tibesti, due to a bombing that occurred there on June 1, 2011.

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. 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.