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06NICOSIA1186
2006-07-24 10:51:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Nicosia
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TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 13 AS OF 1100 LOCAL, MONDAY,

Tags:   AEMR  ASEC  KPAO  CMGT  LE  CY  KFLO  CASC  AMGT 
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DE RUEHNC #1186/01 2051051
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O 241051Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY NICOSIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6495
INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 4168
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
						C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001186 

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/25/2016
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KPAO CMGT LE CY KFLO CASC AMGT
SUBJECT: TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 13 AS OF 1100 LOCAL, MONDAY,
JULY 24, 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

M. NICOSIA 1184

Classified By: DCM Jane B. Zimmerman, reasons 1.4 B/D

C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001186

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/25/2016
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KPAO CMGT LE CY KFLO CASC AMGT
SUBJECT: TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 13 AS OF 1100 LOCAL, MONDAY,
JULY 24, 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

M. NICOSIA 1184

Classified By: DCM Jane B. Zimmerman, reasons 1.4 B/D


1. (C) Summary: Total headcount of U.S. citizens received in
Cyprus as of 0800L July 24 was 10,278; another 1,000 were
expected arrive at 1000L on the Orient Queen. 5,772 had
departed by 0700, and we expect approximately another 1,788
to depart on July 24. End summary.

POL/MIL


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

--The Management and Regional Security sections have
preparations in place for the SecState visit at the airport
today.

--Foreign Minister Lillikas was very impressed by his visit
to our operations at the Cyprus International Fairgrounds.
Embassy is making plans to clean the facility and provide
training to Cypriot government officials who eventually plan
to use the site to stage TCN evacuees from Lebanon.
Resources the Embassy plans to leave behind, in coordination
with the military, include: up to 1,800 cots, up to 5,000
blankets, a six-person shower unit, 50 wheelchairs,
approximately 20 portable fans, an undetermined number of
MREs, and an undetermined number of health and comfort
toiletries.

CONSULAR


3. (C) The following are consular updates:

--Accounting of U.S. citizens who have arrived in Cyprus as
of 0800(L) July 24:

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
38 via helicopter July 23
529 via USS Nashville July 24

TOTAL: 10,278

--A total of 5,772 U.S. citizens (approximate pending receipt
of one manifest) had departed Cyprus on U.S. charter and
military flights as of 0700L July 24. There are four more
milair flights and eight more commercial charter flights
scheduled to depart July 24 that will transport approximately
1788 more people.

--We estimate approximately 1650 evacuees will be located at
the Fairgrounds by 1200L. Up to 1000 more are in hotels.
Additional airlift remains urgently necessary to relieve this

backlog and allow us accommodate the up to 2000 new arrivals
we expect on July 24 and 25.

--UNHCR officials contacted the Embassy with an offer of
assistance; we have put them in touch with CONS and the
Embassy site manager at the Fairgrounds.

--With the help of DHS officials in Washington and DHS TDYers
scheduled to arrive soon, CONS is beginning to assist the
processing of undocumented humanitarian cases involving
non-U.S. citizen immediate relatives. Post will ensure that
those paroled into the United States travel by civilian air
only, not/not milair, per guidance from the Department of
Defense.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS


4. (U) Press is increasingly focusing on human interest
stories; most local and international coverage has been
positive.

SECURITY


5. (C) 27 Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
officers arrived July 23 with explosive detection machines
and 12 hand-held metal detectors to supplement operations at
Larnaca airport.

MANAGEMENT


6. (U) RMO/P Dr. Esther Roberts arrived July 24. She
participated in post's morning coordination meeting, visited
the Fairgrounds, and met mission and TDY staff responding to
this emergency.
SCHLICHER