A warplane carried out an air strike on Monday against the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport, authorities at the site said, as fighting raged for control of Tripoli.
A security source at Mitiga airport east of the city said no side had yet claimed responsibility for the raid, which hit a runway without causing casualties.
There has been heavy fighting near Tripoli since the forces of Khalifa Haftar launched an assault on Thursday aimed at taking the capital.
Oil-rich Libya has been rocked by violent power struggles between armed groups since the NATO-backed overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.
Haftar, a former Qaddafi military chief, has emerged as a major player, his self-styled Libyan National Army backing an administration in the country’s east in opposition to the UN-backed government based in Tripoli.
The capital’s main airport was destroyed during clashes in 2014.
Mitiga airport is on a former military base on the city’s eastern outskirts, and it was forced to close several times because of clashes between militias last year.