Tripoli, 10 May 2013:
The British and American embassies have announced that they are withdrawing a number of staff because security issues . . .[restrict]relating the present political crisis.
The British Embassy says that those concerned are mainly staff who work in support of Libyan ministries affected by the recent developments. The embassy, however, remains open for business as usual, including for consular and visa services.
In its latest travel warning for Libya, it also says that because of today’s protests, there is potential for violence and clashes between rival armed groups. It advises people to avoid demonstrations or large gatherings of people.
It also states that there is at present a high threat from terrorism including kidnapping.
The US Embassy latest travel warning says that the security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and similarly advises its citizens to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings.