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U.S. citizens to be evacuated from Libya

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libya-evacuation
After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said US citizens safety was the “greatest priority” during a violent crackdown on protesters in Libya, which holds Africa’s largest oil reserves the U.S. presented plans to evacuate its citizens from from this violent country

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli said yesterday that a government-chartered ferry would carry Americans from the Libyan capital Tripoli to Malta. The statement said that people with severe medical conditions would get priority but everybody else would be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The U.S. announced plans to evacuate its citizens from Libya after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said their safety was the “highest priority” during a violent crackdown on protesters in the country, which holds Africa’s largest oil reserves.

U.S. officials said they must also focus on the safety of embassy personnel and they are taking appropriate steps towards announced plans.