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06NICOSIA1184
2006-07-23 16:34:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Nicosia
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TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 12 AS OF 1800 LOCAL, SUNDAY,

Tags:   AEMR  ASEC  KPAO  CMGT  LE  CY  FKFLO  CASC  AMGT 
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DE RUEHNC #1184/01 2041634
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O 231634Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY NICOSIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6493
INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 4166
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
						C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001184 

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/24/2016
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KPAO CMGT LE CY FKFLO CASC AMGT
SUBJECT: TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 12 AS OF 1800 LOCAL, SUNDAY,
JULY 23, 2006

REF: A. NICOSIA 1166


B. NICOSIA 1167

C. NICOSIA 1170

D. NICOSIA 1172

E. NICOSIA 1174

F. NICOSIA 1175

G. NICOSIA 1176

H. NICOSIA 1177

I. NICOSIA 1179

J. NICOSIA 1180

K. NICOSIA 1182

L. NICOSIA 1183

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

C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001184

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/24/2016
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KPAO CMGT LE CY FKFLO CASC AMGT
SUBJECT: TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 12 AS OF 1800 LOCAL, SUNDAY,
JULY 23, 2006

REF: A. NICOSIA 1166


B. NICOSIA 1167

C. NICOSIA 1170

D. NICOSIA 1172

E. NICOSIA 1174

F. NICOSIA 1175

G. NICOSIA 1176

H. NICOSIA 1177

I. NICOSIA 1179

J. NICOSIA 1180

K. NICOSIA 1182

L. NICOSIA 1183

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 1800L July 23 was 9,711; another 40 are
expected to arrive at 2030L, and up to 1030 on July 24.
Approximately 4,640 had departed by 1630L, and we expect
another 817 to depart via commercial charter and military
flights before July 24. END SUMMARY.

POL/MIL


2. (C) The following are pol/mil updates:

--DAO and MGT representatives will meet with Government of
Cyprus (GOC) Civil Aviation tomorrow morning regarding
managing the volume of passangers and air traffic at the
airport.

CONSULAR


3. (C) The following are consular updates:

--Accounting of U.S. citizens who have arrived in Cyprus as
of 1800(L) July 23:

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
1054 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
241 via helicopter (BAB) July 21
1803 via USS Trenton July 22
27 via Greek Ikaria July 22
21 via MV Akioni July 22
1050 via USS Nashville July 22
815 via Ramah July 22
39 via helicopter 2108 July 22
1005 via USS Whidbey July 23
983 via Orient Queen July 23

TOTAL: 9,711

--A total of 4,640 U.S. citizens (approximate pending receipt
of one manifest) had departed Cyprus on U.S. charter and
military flights as of 1630L July 23. There are two more
milair flights and two more commercial charter flights
scheduled to depart July 23 that will transport 817 more
people.

--We estimate approximately 1150 evacuees will remain at the
fairground overnight. Up to 1000 more are in hotels.
Additional airlift remains urgently necessary to relieve this
backlog and allow us accommodate the up to 1030 new arrivals
we expect on July 24.

--Embassy Nicosia is awaiting guidance regarding our request
for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assistance in
processing undocumented humanitarian cases involving non-U.S.
citizen immediate relatives evacuated by the U.S. government.
Embassy has also requested a DHS TDYer from Athens to assist
in screening these people.

--Nicosia needs quick confirmation of a continued steady
stream of charter and milair flights in order to plan orderly
departures, and to assist in maintaining order and calm in

the Fairgrounds facility.

MANAGEMENT/STAFFING


4. (U) Post requests two to three more TDY officers with GSO
experience and supervisory skills. If current TDY staff on
the ground need to depart, post requests that that person be
replaced by another TDYer. Nearly all staff are pulling
14-16 hour shifts every day, with some filling emergency
needs and working longer.
SCHLICHER