BEIRUT: A Kuwait Airways plane will arrive Tuesday night in Lebanon to evacuate Kuwaiti citizens, the Gulf country's ambassador said.
Ambassador Abudallah Al-Qenae told the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA that the plane would arrive late Tuesday and that Kuwaiti and Lebanese authorities were coordinating to ensure the safe return of the citizens.
According to the news agency, the envoy called on Kuwaiti nationals to depart the country due to the “critical situation in the region.”
The Kuwaiti Embassy also opened an office at the Rafik Hariri International Airport to facilitate the departure of Kuwaiti nationals.
This is the second time in a week that Kuwait Airways has dispatched a plane to evacuate Kuwaiti citizens from Lebanon.
A security source told The Daily Star last week that the plane evacuated a "specific group" of Kuwaiti nations.
In recent weeks, several countries, including Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, have asked their citizens to leave Lebanon due to the volatile situation in the region and the series of car bombs that have rocked the country.
The twin car bombings in the northern city of Tripoli and the explosions in Beirut’s southern suburbs have been linked to the crisis in Syria and Hezbollah’s involvement there.
The travel warnings also come amid a high possibility that the U.S. and some of its allies will launch a military strike on Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons.