Libyan authorities closed Tripoli airport after rockets were fired in its direction


By: Middle East Affairs

On Friday, a spokesman for the state airline Libyan Airlines said: “Libyan authorities closed Tripoli airport on Friday after some rockets were fired in its direction.”

The spokesman also said: “Flights will be diverted to Misrata airport, without elaborating. Misrata lies about 190 km (120 miles) east of Tripoli.”

It should be noted that rival groups have been battling in Tripoli for a few days however conflicts had been focussed on the south of the city. Matiga air terminal lies in an eastern suburb.

“Matiga airport would be closed for 48 hours, citing a directive of the civil aviation authority,” the spokesman said.

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