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Libya’s Mitiga airport halts air traffic after air strike – statement

By Reuters 22 July 2019
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General Khalifa Haftar speaks during a press conference in Amman, Jordan, 24 August 2015. EPA/JAMAL NASRALLAH

Cairo, July 22 (Reuters) - The Libyan capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Monday after the facility was attacked in an air strike, according to a post on the airport authority's Facebook page.

No further details were given. Mitiga is the only working airport in Tripoli, which has been under attack for three months by the eastern-based Libyan National Army commanded by Khalifa Haftar.

(Reporting By Ayman al-Warfalli, Writing by Ahmed Tolba, Samar Ahmed, Editing by William Maclean)

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