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US asks its citizens to leave Libya immediately



‘The United States has advised its citizens in Libya to leave the North African country immediately with the crisis there deepening fast.

The US State Department issued the warning on Tuesday in its latest travel advisory for Libya, where militia battles have plunged the country into chaos.

“Due to security concerns, the Department of State has limited staffing at Embassy Tripoli and is only able to offer very limited emergency services to US citizens in Libya,” the travel warning said.’

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US deploying warship with 1000 marines near Libya


‘The United States is sending a warship with 1,000 marines into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya to boost the American force already deployed in the region, a US military official says.

The USS Bataan, equipped with several helicopters, was supposed to be in the area “in a matter of days,” in case the US must evacuate its embassy there, said the official on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The move described as “precautionary” was taken in case Libya’s conditions exacerbate and result in the evacuation of the US embassy as Libya has been the scene of militia battles which have throwing the country into anarchy.’

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