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06NICOSIA1222
2006-07-28 07:20:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Nicosia
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TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 20 AS OF 0800 LOCAL, FRIDAY,

Tags:   AEMR  ASEC  KPAO  MGT  LE  CY  KFLO  CASC  AMGT 
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FM AMEMBASSY NICOSIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6534
INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 4186
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
						C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001222 

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/29/2016
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KPAO MGT LE CY KFLO CASC AMGT
SUBJECT: TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 20 AS OF 0800 LOCAL, FRIDAY,
JULY 28, 2006

REF: A. NICOSIA 1216

B. NICOSIA 1206 AND PREVIOUS

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



1. (C) Summary: Total headcount of U.S.-assisted arrivals in
Cyprus as of 0800L was 13,231. 9,944 had departed with U.S.
government assistance by 0800L on July 28. 494 are currently
were at the Cyprus International Fairgrounds as of 0800L on
July 28.

CONSULAR



2. (C) The following are consular updates:

--Headcount of U.S.-assisted arrivals (includes U.S.
citizens, LPRs and third-country nationals) in Cyprus as of
0800(L) July 28:

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
772 via Orient Queen July 24
3 via Princessa Marissa July 25
5 via helicopter July 25
7 via helicopter July 25
152 via Ramah July 25
36 via helicopter July 25
281 via Vittoria M July 25
338 via Orient Queen July 26 (estimated)
7 via French military helicopter July 26
4 via IREA Petra July 26
331 via Vittoria M July 26
3 via helicopter July 26
324 via Princessa Marissa July 27
557 via Orient Queen July 27
7 via UN Serenade July 27
20 via French military ship Sirocco July 27
2 via helicopter July 27

TOTAL: 13,231

--There were a total of 9,944 U.S.-assisted departures from
Cyprus on U.S. charter flights as of 0800L July 28. Two
more charter flights are scheduled to depart at 0200L
(capacity 550) and at 2300L (approximate capacity 200) on
July 29. The Orient Queen is expected to arrive near 2400L
July 28 with official Americans from Embassy Beirut and an
as-yet undetermined number of passengers (DAO estimates 300).

--Approximately 494 people will are now at the Fairgrounds.
Of these, CONS estimates that between 85-150 are awaiting DHS
adjudication decisions or interviews.

--DHS is sending two more TDYers on July 29.

--The Fairgrounds will remain open during the weekend in
order to allow DHS to continue to process applications there.

MANAGEMENT



3. (U) MGT is arranging TDY reinforcements for next week
(July 31-Aug 4). A proper rotation of staff is still
critical at the Fairgrounds as we are unsure of the number of
passengers who will arrive on the Orient Queen. July 28
arrivals from the Orient Queen will be the last to be staged
at the Fairgrounds; after closure of the Fairgrounds
facility, we will attempt to book arrivals directly into
hotels.

SECURITY



4. (C) The following are security updates:

--RSO is sending three DS agents to Beirut July 28.

--Situation at the Fairgrounds is contained but still rather
volatile.

--TSA will extend the stay of its agents until July 31; they
are planning to donate some equipment (hand wands) to Cypriot
Civil Aviation and conducted training with Cypriot staff that
was very well received.
SCHLICHER