Missile strike halts traffic at Tripoli airport, kills worker

Reuters , Thursday 15 Aug 2019

Missiles hit the only functioning airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, killing one worker, the airport said.

Mitiga airport halted traffic and diverted flights to Misrata, a city some 200km to the east of Tripoli, the airport said in a statement.

The United Nations had brokered last week a truce accepted by both Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar and the Tripoli government, but fighting has continued as the chaos afflicting Libya since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 continues.

* This story has been edited by Ahram Online

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