U.K. citizens are being urged to leave Benghazi, Libya today after Britain’s Foreign Office reportedly became aware of a “specific and imminent threat” to Westerners.
British Foreign Office: “We are now aware of a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi.” Tells UK citizens to leave.
— margaret brennan (@margbrennan) January 24, 2013
No details on the nature of the threat are available at this time.
UK advisory warning against travel to Benghazi and “all other parts of” Libya due to “specific, imminent threat”: fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-…
— Joanne Michele (@sabzbrach) January 24, 2013
— FCO travel advice (@fcotravel) January 24, 2013
More from the travel advisory:
We advise against all but essential travel to Zuwara, Az Zawiya, Tripoli, al Khums, Zlitan and Misrata, and the coastal towns from Ras Lanuf to the Egyptian Border, with the exception of Benghazi; we advise against all travel to all other areas of Libya, including Benghazi.
Hillary Clinton could not be reached for comment about “what difference” the threat makes.
— Whitney Pitcher (@whitneypitcher) January 24, 2013
Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as more details become available.