US urges citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon due to security concerns

By REUTERS
December 12, 2015 02:28

 
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WASHINGTON - The US State Department on Friday urged US citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon "because of ongoing safety and security concerns."

It also advised US citizens living and working in Lebanon that they should "understand that they accept the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks."

"Sudden outbreaks of violence can occur at any time in Lebanon, and armed clashes have occurred in major cities," the State Department said in a statement, adding that the Lebanese government could not guarantee the safety of US citizens there.

It cited cross-border conflicts with Syria and Israel, anti-Western violence, suicide bombers and kidnapping, among other risks.

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