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.
Intense fighting between pro-government forces and militias loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar continued late into Sunday despite attempts by the United Nations to secure a ... Read more »