US orders diplomats out of Lebanon, a country on high alert as Congress debates Syria strikes

  • by: RYAN LUCAS , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 6, 2013 - 3:30 PM

BEIRUT — The State Department ordered all nonessential U.S. personnel Friday to leave Lebanon, reflecting fears that an American-led strike on neighboring Syria would unleash more bloodshed in this already fragile nation.

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