Friday, January 25, 2013

Australians warned of Benghazi threat

TWO Australians have been told to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi as soon as they can due to a "specific and imminent threat" against Westerners.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued a travel alert on Friday morning following similar warnings from Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, describing the threat as specific and imminent.

"All Australians in Benghazi should leave immediately," DFAT said on its website.