Bulgaria Evacuates Embassy Staff From Libya

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Evacuates Embassy Staff From Libya Smoke, believed to come from explosions near Tripoli International Airport, rises in the sky over the Libyan capital. Libya`s government has struggled to impose order since the 2011 ouster of ruler Moamer Gaddafi. Photo: EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria has evacuated all staff from its embassy in Tripoli due to the continued deterioration of the security situation in Libya.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said on Tuesday that Bulgarian citizens in Libya who might need urgent assistance could contact the EU delegation in Tripoli as well as the diplomatic missions of Malta, France, Hungary, Italy and Romania.

On Monday, Bulgaria warned its citizens against all travel to Libya due to rising tensions in the North African country where Islamist militias have been battling their opponents, pushing the country towards full-scale civil war.

The UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands issued similar warnings last week. The U.S. embassy in Tripoli evacuated all staff on Saturday.

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malak petko - 3 Aug 2014 // 22:09:55

The democracy is not moving in the right direction in Libya.

I still wander what great strategy made NATO to bomb the secular government and to help Islamist jihadists there.
If they hoped for oil deals they are simply stupid.

Now they will have to pay ransom and to negotiate with the Libyan version of Al Qaeda.

In the same way as America will have to pay for the security of oil supply to real Al Qaeda in Iraq now.

I am curious to know what the Americans think about that?

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