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Americans, other visitors to be flown out of Grenada

US, British, and Canadian officials said Monday a number of their citizens would be flown out of Grenada after a warning by the nation's military of an imminent invasion by its Caribbean neighbors.

Grenada's military rulers ordered a mobilization of thousands of its militia to counter the alleged invasion, Radio Free Grenada warned. Troops from several Caribbean nations were reported assembling at the airport in Barbados, but Caribbean leaders ruled out any immediate military moves in response to the killing of Grenadan Prime Minister Maurice Bishop last week.

On the political front, however, Caribbean leaders agreed Sunday to suspend Grenada from the 13-member Caricom organization, a regional trade and political grouping.

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