Missiles hit Libya’s Labraq airport from Derna

Last year, there was shelling at Tripoli International Airport. (File photo: Reuters)

Six missiles from the ISIS-held city of Derna hit Libya’s Labraq airport on Friday, sources told Al Arabiya News Channel.

The incident happened hours after ISIS claimed a deadly attack in eastern Libya that left 45 people killed and more than 50 wounded.

In a statement released by Libya's ISIS branch, the suicide bombings in the city of Qubbah were said to have targeted the forces of General Khalifa Haftar "in revenge for the blood of our Muslim people in the city of Derna,"

The air force of the eastern-based government responded with air strikes on suspected militant positions in the city of Derna where members of ISIS are believed to be active.

Earlier this week, Tobruk’s airport had announced that all flights to Egypt had been halted.

Foreign airlines stopped flying to Libya last July when a faction called Libya Dawn attacked a rival group controlling Tripoli's main airport, taking control of the capital after a months of fighting.

The airport and some 20 planes were damaged during the fighting, officials have said.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43
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