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06NICOSIA1192
2006-07-25 15:40:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Nicosia
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TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 16 AS OF 1800 LOCAL,

Tags:   AEMR  ASEC  KPAO  MGT  LE  CY  KFLO  CASC  AMGT 
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DE RUEHNC #1192/01 2061540
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O 251540Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY NICOSIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6501
INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 4174
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
						C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001192 

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/26/2016
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KPAO MGT LE CY KFLO CASC AMGT
SUBJECT: TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 16 AS OF 1800 LOCAL,
TUESDAY, JULY 25, 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

N. NICOSIA 1186

O. NICOSIA 1189

P. NICOSIA 1190

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 1800 L July 25 was 11,030. 8,142 had
departed by 1800L on July 25, and commercial charter flights
continue. At 1800L, there were 250 people at the
Fairgrounds, and none remaining in U.S. government-sponsored
hotels. End summary.

CONSULAR



2. (C) The following are consular updates:

--Accounting of U.S. citizens who have arrived in Cyprus as
of 1800(L) July 25:

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
26 via helicopter July 24
574 via Orient Queen July 24
3 via Princess Marissa July 25
7 via helicopter July 25
129 via Ramah July 25
5 via helicopter July 25

TOTAL: 11,030

--The Vittoria M is now expected to arrive at 1830L July 25
with 284 U.S. citizens. Post expects to move all of these
passengers directly to the Paphos airport.

--A total of 8,142 U.S. citizens had departed Cyprus on U.S.
charter and military flights as of 1800L July 25. The last
ship leaving Beirut is scheduled for July 26; post expects
commercial charter flights will continue on July 26 and 27.

--We estimate there were approximately 250 evacuees
(undocumented humanitarian cases and their relatives) at the
Fairgrounds by 1800L. None remain in U.S.-sponsored hotels.

--CONS is considering rotating its officers with those at
Embassy Beirut.

MANAGEMENT



3. (C) The following are management updates:
--MGT is preparing plan to move U.S. citizens who arrive
after the last ship on July 26 to local hotels on an
as-needed basis. Undocumented third-country nationals have
been given Cypriot visas for five days. We continue to
prepare an exit strategy from the Fairgrounds tentatively for
on or about July 28, at which time we will hand over the
facility to Cypriot Civil Defense.

--Post is evaluating TDY staff coverage through August 3 to
ensure adequate coverage in case of another wave of U.S.
arrivals. MGT is also considering creating an EFM position
to process new arrivals on an ad hoc basis.

--MGT and DAO are preparing a strategy for diplomatic pouch
transport to Beirut via the Beirut Air Bridge (BAB).

SECURITY



4. (C) Transport Security Administration officers are
reducing their presence but will remain in Cyprus through
Sunday, July 30. They are consulting with ECON/EXBS about
the possibility of donating WMD screening equipment to
Cypriot Civil Aviation.
SCHLICHER