United States closes Beirut embassy as precaution to Syrian strike retaliation

Posted on September 7, 2013 • Filed under: Conflicts, Middle East, Tourist Warning, Travel News, United-States

NBC News reports that the United States has withdrawn all non-emergency embassy workers and their families from Beirut and warned Americans against travel to Lebanon amid looming military strikes on Syria, the State Department said Friday. It said the decision had been taken “due to potential threats to U.S. Mission facilities and personnel,” and comes amid tension in the region over possible U.S.-led action. Read article

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