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US embassy in Lebanon says evacuating non-essential staff

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The US embassy in Beirut said Friday that its non-essential staff and family members are being evacuated from Lebanon because of "threats to US mission facilities and personnel."

"On September 6 2013, the Department of State drew down non-emergency personnel and family members from Embassy Beirut due to threats to US mission facilities and personnel," a statement on the embassy website said.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/us-embassy-lebanon-says-evacuating-non-essential-staff