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2012 Benghazi Attack

State Department warns Americans not to travel to Libya

27 Aug, 2012

The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs puts out a warning to Americans planning to travel to Libya:

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Libya. The incidence of violent crime, especially carjacking and robbery, has become a serious problem. In addition, political violence in the form of assassinations and vehicle bombs has increased in both Benghazi and Tripoli.

The DCA also warned that despite this progress in restoring functional government, violent crime continued to be a problem in Tripoli, Benghazi, and other parts of the country and that armed carjacking and robbery were on the rise.