Lebanon threats

This item appears on page 18 of the June 2008 issue.

The Department of State continues to strongly urge that Americans defer travel to Lebanon.

Groups such as Al-Qaeda and Jund al-Sham are present, and concerns remain about the threat of terrorist attacks against Western and Lebanese government interests in Lebanon. There have been several assassinations of military and political figures in Lebanon within the past year.

Land mines and unexploded ordnance pose significant dangers throughout southern Lebanon.