U.S. Department of State Warden Message – Risk of Attack at Fadihl Hotel in Benghazi
April 23, 2011
This Warden Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens in Libya of the risk of attack at the Fadihl Hotel in Benghazi. All U.S. government personnel have been instructed to avoid this hotel.
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 http://travel.state.gov.
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 LibyaEmergencyUSC@state.gov. 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.