COMMENT: The US Department of State warns US citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that US citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.
Interestingly, earlier today (July 26), the US Embassy in Tripoli suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff external to Libya, due to ongoing violence between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy.
Considering that Libya has been in turmoil nationwide for WEEKS, why did the State Department wait until all official Americans had been evacuated before notifying private US citizens?
Please direct inquiries regarding US citizens in Libya to:
Callers in the US and Canada may dial the toll free number 1-888-407-4747.
Callers outside the United States and Canada may dial 1-202-501-4444.