Entries in American Embassy (2)


US Citizens Warned of Possible Terror Attacks in Bangkok

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BANGKOK) -- American citizens in Thailand are being warned of potential terror attacks that may take place soon in Bangkok.

The U.S. embassy in Thailand issued an emergency message on Friday, alerting that "foreign terrorists may be currently looking to conduct attacks against tourist areas in Bangkok in the near future."

The embassy urged Americans to "exercise caution when visiting public areas where large groups of Western tourists gather in Bangkok."

"U.S. citizens are encouraged to maintain a heightened awareness when out in public; be alert for unattended packages/bags in public/crowded places and report any suspicious behavior to the nearest law enforcement personnel.  We also encourage you to keep a low profile in public areas, particularly areas frequented by foreign tourists," it added.

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US Military Personnel In Libya: Pentagon Confirms

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The pentagon has confirmed that four U.S. military personnel were placed on the ground in Libya over the weekend.

Joint Chiefs spokesman Captain John Kirby said, “there are four DOD personnel assisting the State Department assessment team in Tripoli as they consider how and when to reopen and establish the embassy there. These people are under the direction of the chief of missions in an advisory and assistance capacity helping with the assessment.”

This is the first time U.S. diplomats are in Tripoli since the embassy there was shuttered in February, according to the State Department. Two of the four team members are explosive ordnance experts sent to check the damaged U.S. Embassy. The other two are security assessment experts.

According to Kirby, the U.S. service members will look to see what is still usable at the embassy, and what needs to be done.

They plan to pull out with the rest of the State Department team when the assessment wraps up.

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