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Rocket fire hits Libyan capital’s airport

Tripoli: The Libyan capital’s only working airport was hit by rocket fire on Thursday, aviation officials said, in the latest violation of a ceasefire between warring sides vying for control of Tripoli.
Flights to and from Mitiga International Airport were suspended for more than four hours after what authorities said in a Facebook post was “continuous bombing” of the facility’s perimeter.
The UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL) reported “repeated bombings over the past two days” targeting Mitiga, in a Twitter post.
The UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in the capital, blames such strikes on forces of its rival Khalifa Haftar, an eastern strongman who launched an offensive to take the capital last April.
Pro-Haftar forces say the GNA has been using the airport for military purposes. (AFP)