The State Department warned American citizens against travelling to some of the regions in Libya including Benghazi, Sabha, Bani Walid, Kufra and Tripoli.
It further cautioned the travelers to avoid the entire southern region of Libya due to the ongoing violence and instability. The Department of State noted that providing consular services to the American citizens in the above regions has been restricted to the minimum because of the unrest.
The notice issued by the department also indicated that security situation in Libya is totally unpredictable while also citing the demonstrations and the civil unrest that are occurring all over the country.
The State Department of the U.S. issued this warning a day after the hearing on House Oversight Committee on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack that killed 4 U.S citizens in the region. The whistleblowers alleged during the incident that Obama’s administration has misled the Americans about the actual nature of the attack and thereafter attempted to silence the witnesses so as to protect its reputation.