Libya reopens airport after close-down


Libya says it will reopen the capital’s only functioning airport, closed a week ago amid clashes between rival militias.

Mitiga International airport says flights will resume starting today after a cease-fire was brokered to end the fighting which killed 66 people and wounded 187.

The clashes in Tripoli erupted last week when militias from Tarhouna, a town south of Tripoli, attacked southern neighbourhoods of the capital, prompting militias supporting the UN-backed government in Tripoli to come to the city’s defence. It is unclear if the cease-fire would last.

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