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The situation in Libya tonight.
Local militias have taken over government believes this is tonight we're talking about some American personnel have been pulled out of the country.
And the US military this time is on alert.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin is tracking developments tonight.
Fox News has learned that the Pentagon has put to military units on standby in Europe.
As the security situation deteriorates.
In the Libyan capital amid rising concerns about the safety of US personnel.
At the US embassy in Tripoli eight months after the attack on US facilities -- -- -- At this time.
We can confirm that a handful of our staff members have indeed.
Our our -- in Tripoli still open and still functioning.
US officials tell fox a specialized marine task force based in -- Spain is being repositioned closer to Libya in order to respond if needed.
In addition a response force made up of US special operators in Stuttgart Germany has been put on heightened alert.
Republican congressman -- thorn Berry of Texas who sits on both the -- services and select Intelligence Committees that US officials are concerned.
The question is is the military position to rescue Americans protect Americans.
And and obviously part of that depends on.
On the history we've all been through with the -- part of it depends on how much notice you have.
On April 23 a car bomb targeted the French Embassy in Tripoli two weeks ago armed Libyan militias took over government ministries.
Protests on Sunday broke out in the Libyan capital the US Britain and France issued a joint warning Wednesday to the malicious to observe the rule of law.
-- -- today there were two explosions at police stations there.
The British embassy issued the following warning quote given the security implications of the ongoing political uncertainty.
The British embassy is temporarily withdrawing a small number of staff.
The president's nominee to replace ambassador Chris Stevens faced questions at her confirmation hearing this week about.
The deteriorating situation that obviously I think principal goal it is to.
The address these security vacuum to address the capacity vacuum of the government in terms of its security.
None of the US military forces in Europe have been ordered to move as of this evening.
But in the wake up -- -- they can't afford not to let them on alert Chris.
Jennifer thanks a --
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