January 24th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

UK, Germany, Netherlands warn citizens to leave Benghazi

[Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET] The governments of Britain, Germany and the Netherlands are advising their citizens to avoid the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Britain says there is a "specific, imminent threat to Westerners" in Benghazi and is advising its citizens there to leave immediately. The German Foreign Office also cites what it says is a specific threat.

The British Foreign Office also warns against any travel to the area, in a statement on its website.

The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli posted a statement on its website saying it knows of no specific threats to U.S. citizens in Benghazi, but it advises against all travel to the city.

"The potential for violence and kidnappings targeting Westerners in Benghazi is significant," the statement said.

It referred Americans back to a travel warning for Libya issued on January 2.

We'll bring you more details on this story as we get them.

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  1. Ancient Texan

    Amazing what gets deleted....no vulgarity, gross language, not even derogatory toward Obama...but gone anyway.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    @The gang-word. I try to post and they won't print it. By the time it posts most of you are gone.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hamsta

    Just more evidence that the Obama administration did exactly what Bush said they would do, EMBOLDEN THE ENEMY!!!!!!

    January 25, 2013 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
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