HOUSTON, TEXAS - July 18, 2006 - ASI, LP, a leading provider of intelligence and security services, evacuated more than 100 people from dangerous areas in Lebanon since the first attacks by Hamas and Hizballah against Israel took place on July 12, 2006. ASI immediately moved some clients out of the country, while others were relocated to safe havens in northern Lebanon.
"All of our clients have been accounted for and are safe," said Charlie LeBlanc, ASI's vice president of operations. "In deciding how and where we would evacuate clients, we chose the option with the lowest possible risk."
ASI is closely watching the current situation, including plans to establish a blockade to Cyprus, and stand ready to alter plans. "Those clients still remaining in northern Lebanon will continue to stay there as long as we know they are in a safe environment," LeBlanc continued. "Transporting personnel through Syria and into Turkey remains dangerous. We will consider evacuations on cruise ships, escorted by the U.S. navy destroyers, and aircraft if necessary."
ASI (Air Security International) provides risk-based security solutions for employees and assets of corporations (including 8 of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies), major international organizations and government agencies at home and abroad. Founded in 1989, ASI maintains a 24-hour crisis response and command center at its Houston headquarters that monitors changing world events. The company is online at www.airsecurity.com.