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