Airstrike Closes Tripoli Airport as Battle for Capital Rages

Libyan authorities have closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli after an airstrike, as a battle for the capital continues between rival forces in the country. Forces loyal to military commander General Khalifa Haftar are fighting to take the capital, while Libya's UN-backed prime minister, Fayez Sarraj, has called the action by Haftar an attempted coup.

An aerial view of Tripoli showing Mitiga International Airport.

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