UK embassy staff leave Libya

The British Embassy in Libya is to temporarily withdraw a small number of staff because of "ongoing political uncertainty, the Foreign Office has said.

Embassy withdrawing staff due to 'political uncertainty'

The British Embassy in Libya is to temporarily withdraw a small number of staff because of "ongoing political uncertainty, the Foreign Office said today in a statement.

"Given the security implications of the ongoing political uncertainty, the British Embassy is temporarily withdrawing a small number of staff," the statement said, and added that the embassy would continue to operate as usual.

The FCO have also updated their travel advisories for Libya:

The FCO advise against all travel to parts of the country.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to parts of the country.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Tripoli, Zuwara, Az Zawiya, al Khums, Zlitan and Misrata, and to the coastal towns from Ras Lanuf to the Egyptian Border, with the exception of Benghazi. The FCO advise against all travel to all other parts of Libya, including Benghazi.

– Foreign Office

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