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Kuwait urges citizens to leave Lebanon amid escalating tensions with Israel

Kuwait urges citizens to leave Lebanon amid escalating tensions with Israel Followers of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah listen to Nasrallah address them through a screen during a rally marking the month of Muharram, a period of mourning for Shiite Muslims around the world, Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon August 1, 2023. (Reuters Photo)
By Newsroom
Jun 22, 2024 1:03 PM

Amid rising tensions between Hezbollah and Israel, Kuwait has issued a stark advisory to its citizens in Lebanon, urging them to depart the country promptly.

The escalating risk of conflict between the two parties has prompted several nations to take precautionary measures.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cautioned against travel to Lebanon because of ongoing security developments in the region. The ministry’s statement specifically encouraged Kuwaiti citizens currently in Lebanon to leave as soon as possible, unless faced with urgent circumstances.

Those unable to depart immediately were advised to contact the Kuwaiti embassy for assistance.

Meanwhile, recent developments have seen heightened tensions between Lebanon and Israel, with the Israeli military reportedly preparing operational plans for a potential offensive on Lebanon as of June 18.

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz indicated the possibility of a significant shift in strategy against Hezbollah and Lebanon, warning of severe consequences in the event of a broader conflict.

Last Updated:  Jun 24, 2024 9:25 PM