Westerners urged to leave Benghazi

Jan 24, 2013, 8:36 PM EST
Passengers wait to board a plane at Benghazi's Benina international airport after warnings from European countries urging their
REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

Responding to an "imminent threat" against Westerners, Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands have all urged their citizens to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi. The threat comes on the heels of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Capitol Hill testimony about the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, last week's hostage crisis in Algeria, and an ongoing battle between French troops and Islamist militants in Mali. Dozens of foreigners may be affected by the warnings to leave town.