Lebanon perils

This item appears on page 71 of the June 2011 issue.
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The Department of State continues to urge all travelers to avoid Lebanon.

On March 23, seven Estonian bicyclists were kidnapped in Deir Zenoun, between Masnaa and Zahle in the Bekaa Valley — apparently a preplanned action. At press time, their location was unknown.

The threat of anti-Western terrorist activity continues to exist in Lebanon. Public demonstrations occur frequently and may become violent. Family or neighborhood disputes often escalate quickly and can lead to gunfire or other violence.

Access to borders, airports and seaports can be interrupted with little warning.

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The Department of State continues to urge all travelers to avoid Lebanon.

On March 23, seven Estonian bicyclists were kidnapped in Deir Zenoun, between Masnaa and Zahle in the Bekaa Valley — apparently a preplanned action. At press time, their location was unknown.

The threat of anti-Western terrorist activity continues to exist in Lebanon. Public demonstrations occur frequently and may become violent. Family or neighborhood disputes often escalate quickly and can lead to gunfire or other violence.

Access to borders, airports and seaports can be interrupted with little warning.