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U.S. Embassy in Tripoli Relocated

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Release No: NR-391-14
July 26, 2014

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby:

At the request of the Department of State, the U.S. military assisted in the relocation of personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya on Saturday, July 26.

All embassy personnel were relocated, including the Marine security guards who were providing security at the embassy and during the movement.

The embassy staff was driven in vehicles to Tunisia.

During movement, F-16's, ISR assets and an Airborne Response Force with MV-22 Ospreys provided security.

The mission was conducted without incident, and the entire operation lasted approximately five hours.

For further information, please contact the U.S. Africa Command public affairs office at: (+49) 0711 729-5984 or email at africom-pao-media@mail.mil.