U.S. warns citizens of increasing danger in Lebano

U.S. warns citizens of increasing danger in Lebano
# 18 August 2012 01:50 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The U.S. Embassy in Beirut on Friday again warned its citizens of "an increased possibility of attacks" against them in Lebanon, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

In an email sent to registered U.S. citizens in Lebanon, the embassy said that it "has received reports of an increased possibility of attacks against U.S. citizens in Lebanon. Possible threats include kidnapping, the potential for an upsurge in violence, the escalation of family or neighborhood disputes, as well as U.S. citizens being the target of terrorist attacks in Lebanon."

It reiterated a similar warning issued last Friday, saying that "U.S. Embassy personnel remain under strict travel restrictions, and all U.S. citizens are urged to take additional security precautions."

The embassy also said that it has suspended "the Fulbright and the English Language Fellow programs in Lebanon" for security reasons, and that it has cut short research projects and teaching grants for U.S. university students and educators in Lebanon.

The embassy reminded U.S. citizens to consult the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Warning for Lebanon, to assess their personal security, vary travel routes, exercise caution, take appropriate measures to ensure their safety, and report any suspicious or unusual activity immediately to authorities.
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