August 3, 2019 / 3:18 PM / 15 days ago

Libya's Mitiga airport halts air traffic following shelling

CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya’s Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Saturday after a shelling, the airport authority said on its Facebook page.

Mitiga is the only working airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, which has been under attack by the eastern-based Libyan National Army, commanded by Khalifa Haftar.

(This story corrects reason for closure to shelling, not air strike.)

Reporting By Ahmed Tolba; Editing by Catherine Evans and Frances Kerry

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