Kuwaitis Urged to Avoid Lebanon after Attack

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Kuwait on Sunday urged its citizens to avoid Lebanon and those already there to leave "as soon as possible" after two rockets hit a stronghold of Hizbullah in Beirut.

"Due to the unstable situation in Lebanon and the expected consequences... a foreign ministry official urged citizens to exercise caution and to abandon travel to Lebanon at present," the KUNA news agency cited an official statement as saying.

The Foreign Ministry also urged Kuwaitis already in Lebanon to leave "as soon as possible," the statement said.

The travel advisory came after two rockets hit Beirut's Shiite southern suburb wounding four people a day after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed to achieve victory in neighboring Syria.

Hizbullah forces are battling alongside troops loyal to President Bashar Assad as the regime confronts a more than two-year conflict seeking to topple it.

Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis travel to Lebanon every year, mainly in the summer to escape the scorching heat in the oil-rich desert Gulf emirate where the mercury hits 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).

Comments 7
Thumb lebanon_first 26 May 2013, 14:13

Lebanese please avoid Kuwait and the UAE at all costs as there are danger of SARS over there.

Missing abraham 26 May 2013, 20:55

you forgot Hariri, siniora, S. Arabia, Qatar, Turkey
and of coarse the biggest of them all Isreal

Missing rami 26 May 2013, 14:43

Were you expecting the 2006 July war before it starts ya Leb_first?

Thumb lebanon_first 26 May 2013, 14:52

Rami. Yes there are trouble in tripoli. Yes there have been 3 shells on dahieh. But the rest of Lebanon as a whole is safer than Washington DC at night or Cairo. Beleive me I went to Egypt recently, and that was really unsafe.
If there is a real risk, the europeans would have upgraded their travel warning. they havent. GCC arabs are keen on using tourism leverage to dictate our policy. We should as much as possible diminish the impact of the adventures of the iranian milicia adventure instead of being offended over and over again.

Default-user-icon Rainbow (Guest) 26 May 2013, 15:17

we have to wait and see the next few days.Lebanon we have learned over years is in all cases in the last recent few years is never a stable place.

Thumb benzona 26 May 2013, 17:27

I'm lebanese and I'm avoiding Lebanon this summer... and Syria of course because I'm not a pilgrim ;-p

Thumb lebanon_first 26 May 2013, 18:11

Tu te trompe mon cher. Entre la fete de la musique, les festivals de byblos, beit el din at de Jounieh, les nouveaux restos, le traffic normal, le liban est vraiment un paradis cet ete. Ne donne pas trop d'importance a ce que les nouvelles racontent. A moins d'etre dans un quartier chaud, on ne sent rien.