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Libya: Haftar forces attack airport in Tripoli

Mitiga International Airport in Libya [Twitter]
Mitiga International Airport in Libya [Twitter]

Libya's Mitiga international airport in Tripoli was hit by an airstrike Sunday, Anadolu reports.

Mustafa el-Mecei, the spokesman for the Government of National Accord (GNA) Burkan al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) military operation, told Anadolu Agency warplanes that targeted the airport four times were flown by forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar.

El-Mecei did not provide information about damage at the airport due to the attack.

Haftar's forces launched a campaign in April to capture Tripoli from Libya's internationally recognized GNA.

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Clashes have left more than 1,000 people dead and about 5,500 wounded, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The oil-rich country has remained beset by turmoil since 2011, when longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed in a NATO-backed uprising after four decades in power.

Libya has since seen the emergence of two rival seats of power: one in eastern Libya, with which Haftar is affiliated, and the Tripoli-based GNA, which enjoys UN recognition.

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