US evacuates embassy in Tripoli as fighting in Libya intensifies

On Saturday, diplomats from the US embassy in Libya were evacuated to Tunisia under US military escort as fighting between rival militias grew close to the embassy. The State Department also issued travel warnings for Libya. 

By , AP Diplomatic Writer

The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.