Alabamians in Lebanon

Some Alabamians were in Lebanon when the fighting began.

The pastor at Saint Elias Maronite Church in Birmingham says 33 people from the church were in Lebanon.

He said 11 got out through Jordan Monday night and nine others headed for Cyprus Tuesday.

The rest are waiting for the u-s embassy to contact them, but are safe in their home village.

21-year-old Kristen Trotter, a university of Alabama journalism student is in Beirut working as an intern at the Daily Star, an English-language newspaper.

The president of the Lebanese American Club of Mobile, said members of more than 15 families from mobile are waiting for the u-s government to get them out.