U.S. State Department Issues New Lebanon Travel Warning


The United States has issued a new Lebanon travel warning to its citizens, saying it “supersedes the Travel Warning issued on July 29, 2016.”

“The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon because of the threats of terrorism, armed clashes, kidnapping, and outbreaks of violence, especially near Lebanon’s borders with Syria and Israel,” the department says in a statement published on its website.

“U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should be aware of the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks,” it adds.

The new travel warning mentions Hizbullah by name.

“Violent extremist groups operate in Lebanon, including U.S. government-designated terrorist organizations Hizbullah, ISIL (Da’esh), al-Nusra Front (ANF), Hamas, and the Abdullah Azzam Brigades (AAB),” the statement says.

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