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Foreign Office withdraws some staff from British Embassy in Libya amid concerns over 'ongoing political uncertainty'


The Foreign Office has temporarily withdrawn some staff from the British Embassy in Libya in response to the "ongoing political uncertainty" in the country.

But the mission in Tripoli remains "open as usual", including for consular and visa services, a Foreign Office spokesman said.

The decision to withdraw some staff on security grounds follows armed groups disrupting access to a number of government ministries in Tripoli.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "Given the security implications of the ongoing political uncertainty, the British Embassy is temporarily withdrawing a small number of staff, mainly those who work in support of government ministries which have been affected by recent developments."