Libya Islamists resume assault on Tripoli airport
Continued offensive has caused extensive damage to planes and airport infrastructure that may keep it closed for months
Islamist militia resumed their assault on Libya’s main international airport in Tripoli, on Sunday, killing at least 47 people, a Libyan security official said according to the Associated Press.
The bombardment resumed early Sunday two days after an abortive truce with the rival former rebels that control it.
“The airport was attacked this morning with mortar rounds, rockets and tank fire,” Al-Jilani al-Dahesh, an airport security official said, according to Agence France-Presse.
“It was the most intense bombardment so far,” he added.
Islamist militia first attacked the airport last Sunday, forcing a halt to all flights.
Their continued offensive has caused extensive damage to planes and airport infrastructure that aviation officials say will keep it closed for months.
Fighting prompts U.N. to evacuate staff from LibyaTripoli’s international airport was hit by a salvo of rockets while all flights to and from Misrata airport were suspended Middle East
Libya attack destroys ‘90% of Tripoli airport jets’The United Nations is withdrawing its staff from Libya temporarily because of deteriorating security Middle East
Libya’s Tripoli airport destroyed after attackNinety percent of the planes parked at Libya’s Tripoli International Airport have been destroyed after shelling attacks on the site, government ... Reports
Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya’s Tripoli airport, seven deadResidents said that militiamen from the northwestern region of Zintan who had controlled the airport came under fire Middle East