Rocket hits control tower at Tripoli airport: official

TRIPOLI Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:43pm EDT

Smoke rises near buildings after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in Tripoli July 13, 2014.   REUTERS/ Hani Amara

Smoke rises near buildings after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in Tripoli July 13, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/ Hani Amara

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Several Grad rockets hit the international airport of the Libyan capital on Monday, damaging the control tower, a Libyan official said.

A Reuters reporter at the airport heard the sound of anti-aircraft guns and other heavy weapons. Rival militias have been fighting for control of the airport since Sunday.

(Reporting by Feras Bosalum and Hani Amara; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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