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Air strike: people stranded after Tripoli’s only functioning airport closure

Aviation authorities in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday halted all flights at the city’s only functioning airport.

This follows an air strike against the Libyan capital city as fighting raged for control of Tripoli.

The eastern forces charged on Libya’s capital in disregard over global appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare.

The fighting threatens to disrupt oil supplies and fuel migration to Europe.

The United Nations however plans for an election to end rivalries between parallel administrations in the east and west of the north African nation.

Over the weekend, G7 nations continued to pile pressure on Libya for a possible elections.

Meanwhile, Russia has called for a peaceful settlement in the war-torn country.

AFP

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