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July 18, 2006
Four R.I. families trapped in Lebanon
Four Rhode Island families are trapped in Lebanon and are trying to get out as the battle between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerrillas continues.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said four large families who have contacted his office were apparently in Lebanon to visit family. There could easily be more Rhode Islanders who are trying to get out, given the large number of Lebanese Americans in this state, Reed said.
In recent days, two Rhode Islanders called Reed's office to report that they had gotten out of the country.
One of those is Melani Cammett, a Brown University faculty member who was conducting research in Lebanon, said Brown University spokeswoman Molly de Ramel.
Reed said his office has told the families seeking help that they must contact the U.S. embassy in Beirut to ensure that the government has their vital information, including passport numbers. The senator’s office has then called the U.S. State Department and the embassy in Beirut to relay any information it has about the families, he said.
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