European, Gulf states urge nationals to leave Lebanon immediately

August 31, 2013 13:29

Several countries have advised their citizens against traveling to Lebanon as regional tensions grow over a possible US military strike on Syria.

Those issuing the advice include Bahrain, Kuwait, Britain and France, while Austria told its citizens to contact its embassy in Lebanon before traveling there.Bahrain and Kuwait also urged its nationals in the country to leave immediately, their state news agencies reported.

A senior security source in Lebanon said 14,000 people had left the country on Thursday alone, mostly Europeans.

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