US Shuts Embassy In Libya’s Tripoli, Evacuates Staff Amidst Clashes – 27 July 2014

RT logoThe US embassy in Libya has shut down and all diplomatic staff have been evacuated to neighboring Tunisia by military escort because of ongoing clashes and violence between rival militias sweeping the country.

Some 150 personnel including 80 Marines were moved across the border “due to the ongoing violence”, State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf tweeted.

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