TRIPOLI AIRPORT

  • Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport, seven dead July 13, 2014

    Tripoli: Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least seven people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months. Explosions and antiaircraft gunfire were heard from early morning on the airport...
  • Libyan militia takes control of Tripoli airport June 4, 2012

    Tripoli: A group of disgruntled militiamen took over the country's main airport on Monday, storming it with heavy machine guns and armored vehicles and forcing airport authorities to divert flights, a security official said. Mohammed elGharyani of Tripoli Security Committee said militiamen from the city of Tarhouna occupied the airport runway....