U.S. Diplomats In Beirut Destroying Classified Documents

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September 17, 2012 7:55 a.m.
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U.S. diplomats in Beirut, Lebanon have begun preemptively destorying classified materials ahead of a scheduled anti-American protest, reports the Associated Press:

A State Department status report obtained Monday by The Associated Press said the Beirut embassy had “reviewed its emergency procedures and is beginning to destroy classified holdings.” It also said that local Lebanese employees were sent home early due to protests by the militant Shiite group Hezbollah over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S.

 

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