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US is ready to evacuate embassy

  • The US is contemplating the evacuation of its embassy in Tripoli due to the recent violence in Libya. An official told CNN that the potential evacuation is being talked about and an aircraft is ready in Italy in case it becomes necessary. 

    Reports suggest that Saudi Arabia's embassy has already been closed in Tripoli and Turkey's consulate in Benghazi is now shut as well. 

    The Washington Post notes that Libya may be headed in the direction of a civil war. 

    Tagged as: us embassy tripoli, violence in libya, libya news, world news