United States urges citizens to avoid Lebanon over security reasons

Published on : Saturday, December 12, 2015

southern lebanonThe recent political unrest and terrorist activities in Lebanon forced the United States of America to issue a travel warning for all its citizens. The US Department of State urged its citizens on Friday to avoid traveling to Lebanon, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility of the deadly bombings in Beirut.

“Sudden outbreaks of violence can occur at any time in Lebanon, and armed clashes have occurred in major cities,” the State Department revealed. The warning of risks in this politically fragile country bordering war-wracked Syria is bothering a number of nations and the United States remains one of them.

44 people lost their lives in the 12 November attacks that hit a busy shopping street in Burj al-Barajneh, a suburb where the Shia movement Hezbollah is popular. It was the largest IS attack ever in Lebanon, and among the deadliest bombings to hit the volatile country in decades.

The State Department travel notice read, “The Department of State urges US citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of ongoing safety and security concerns.”

“US citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks.”

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