10 killed in clashes at Libya’s main international airport


Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed at least 10 people on Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there.

Mitiga airport, a former military air base on the eastern outskirts of the capital, was evacuated when the clashes erupted and roads to the facility were closed.
The health ministry of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) said 10 people were killed and 15 wounded, three of them seriously, in the clashes.

It did not specify if the casualties were civilians or fighters.

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Source: Gulf Times