Canadians warned against Libya travel

Passengers wait to board a plane at Benghazi's Benina international airport after warnings from...

Passengers wait to board a plane at Benghazi's Benina international airport after warnings from European countries urging their nationals to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi January 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori)

Brigitte Pellerin, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:26 PM ET

OTTAWA - Canadian officials are warning against all travel to Libya, particularly the Benghazi region, and urging all Canadian citizens to leave the area due to the possibility of terrorist attacks against Westerners.

"Terrorist attacks could occur at any time and could target areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers," Foreign Affairs advises on its website. "Canadians in Benghazi are urged to leave immediately."

On Thursday the U.K.'s Foreign Office issued a warning to British nationals to leave the area immediately, quoting "a specific, imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi."


Photos