Tripoli airport closed after rebel rockets hit runway

 

“We canceled all flights,” said the country head of a foreign airline with several daily flights to Tripoli.

Maintenance teams were clearing the first runway of debris, the spokesman said, adding it was unclear who had fired the rockets which landed at dawn.

Gunfire could be heard during the night in the capital, residents said.

Libya’s government struggles with militias that helped overthrow Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but which have kept their guns to demand power, oil wealth and influence.

 

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