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Libya reopens Tripoli’s Mitiga airport after hours of closure

14 February 2020, 12:00 AM

The only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli reopened on Thursday following more than three hours of closure after missiles were fired towards it, causing chaos and fear among passengers, airport authorities said.

Haftar’s forces in Libya ban UN flights to embattled capital

13 February 2020, 9:26 AM

Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a spokesperson for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the internationally recognised government said on Wednesday.

Supporters of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, celebrate on top of a Turkish military armored vehicle, which LNA said they confiscated during Tripoli clashes, in Benghazi.

West Libyan forces claim downed drone as Turkish support arrives

29 January 2020, 6:10 AM

Forces aligned with Libya’s Tripoli-based government said on Tuesday they had shot down a drone operated by their rivals.

Khalifa Haftar

Libya’s Haftar makes push in western Libya

27 January 2020, 6:59 AM

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought to open a new front by moving forces towards the city of Misrata, which is allied to the country’s internationally recognised government, officials and residents said.

Foreign powers to discuss ways out in Libya crisis

19 January 2020, 7:05 AM

Libyan rival camps and their foreign backers will attend a summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss ways to end a proxy war over the capital Tripoli and the oil producer, which has displaced 140 000 and now more than halved the country’s crude output.

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