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Brits urged to leave Benghazi

The Foreign Office today urged British nationals to leave Benghazi in Libya "in response to a specific, imminent threat to westerners".Germany and the Netherlands have warned their citizens to do the same.

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Britain has no diplomatic presence in Benghazi

Benghazi was the stronghold of the Western-backed revolt that eventually ended Gaddafi's hold on power in Libya.

However, Britain has not had any diplomatic presence in the city since an attack on the US mission last September that killed American ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his colleagues.

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