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06NICOSIA1177
2006-07-21 08:35:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Nicosia
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TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 07 AS OF 1115 LOCAL, FRIDAY,

Tags:   AEMR  ASEC  KPAO  CMGT  LE  CY  KFLO  CASC  AMGT 
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INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 4155
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001177 

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/22/2016
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KPAO CMGT LE CY KFLO CASC AMGT
SUBJECT: TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 07 AS OF 1115 LOCAL, FRIDAY,
JULY 21, 2006

REF: A. NICOSIA 1166

B. NICOSIA 1167

C. NICOSIA 1170

D. NICOSIA 1172

E. NICOSIA 1174

F. NICOSIA 1175

G. NICOSIA 1176

Classified By: Ambassador Ronald L. Schlicher, reasons 1.4 B/D



1. (C) Summary: Total headcount of U.S. citizens received
in Cyprus as of 1115L was 3753.

POL/MIL



2. (C) Arrivals from Beirut to Larnaca via the Beirut Air
Bridge (BAB) are expected to conclude July 21.

CONSULAR



3. (C) The following are consular updates.

--Accounting of U.S. citizens who have arrived in Cyprus:
11 via helicopter July 16
62 via helicopter and ship July 17
37 via French-chartered ship July 18
104 via helicopter July 18
138 via Hoegh Norwegian ship July 19
4 via Greek military ship July 19
160 via helicopter (Beirut Air Bridge - BAB) July 19
3 via HMS York July 19
3 via Crete II July 19
1040 via MV Orient Queen July 20
3 via HMS Gloucester July 20
27 via UN Serenade & IREA Petra July 20
187 via helicopter (BAB) July 20
100 via UN ship Serenade July 21
1054 via USS Nashville July 21
790 via Orient Queen July 21
40 via helicopter (BAB), approximate July 21

TOTAL: 3753 (as of 1115L, approximate pending final morning
BAB number, Nicosia control room)

--1,800 more U.S. citizens are expected to arrive July 21 at
2200L in Larnaca on the USS Trenton. The Orient Queen will
return to Beirut July 21 at 1500.

--827 U.S. citizens have departed on U.S. charter flights as
of 0800 July 21. 1035 are expected to depart on four flights
from Paphos July 21, and 1946 on July 22 (however we are
actively seeking to add aircraft).

--CONS Nicosia will move screening of undocumented U.S.
citizens (mostly infants) and TCNs to Embassy Nicosia; thus
far name checks have been conducted for all; post will now
aim to issue passports or visas for all.

--CONS Nicosia working to streamline charter flight manifests
to develop transparent and efficient system of transporting
all people quickly.

MANAGEMENT



4. (U) The following are management updates.

--Approximately 1,000 people are currently at the
Fairgrounds, with numbers increasing as the Orient Queen
passengers disembark. We expect 3,800 people to spend the
night in Cyprus July 21. The Coral Bay hotel in Paphos has
donated 200 rooms.

--Now have a total of 1300 cots at the Fairgrounds and
another 1,000 are in transit. DAO is working on sending
another 1,000 for a total of 3,300.

--Two telephone lines and one fax have been installed at the
Fairgrounds, working on internet.

--Fully-equipped medical station is being established and
staffed 24/7 at Fairgrounds with the support of military.

--CTF 59 is also providing 10-12 personnel to help RSO manage
public order at the Fairgrounds.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS



5. (U) PAO is at the Limassol port July 21; 4 PD staff have
been moved to the Paphos airport. The Ambassador has

scheduled press interviews at 1730L at the Paphos airport.
SCHLICHER