Watching Libya

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This item appears on page 19 of the August 2013 issue.

On May 8, the Department of State ordered the departure of a limited number of US government personnel from Libya following the seizure of Libyan government buildings in Tripoli by armed groups in a dispute over a law regarding officials of the former regime. Tensions have eased and, as of June 6, the US Embassy in Libya is no longer on ordered departure status but remains an unaccompanied post due to security concerns. The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable.