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Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport

Planes are pictured at Mitiga International Airport in Libya's capital Tripoli on 8 April 2019 [Mahmud TURKIA/AFP / Getty]
Planes at Mitiga International Airport in Libya's capital Tripoli on 8 April 2019 [Mahmud TURKIA/AFP / Getty]

Libya’s internationally recognised government said on Thursday it had reopened Mitiga, Tripoli’s only functioning airport, following almost a day of closure after rockets were fired towards it, Reuters reports.

Mitiga, just east of central Tripoli, has repeatedly come under attack in recent months, forcing airport authorities to halt flights for several hours.

The eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Khalifa Haftar, said on Wednesday that it had shot down a Turkish drone in southern Tripoli.

Turkish officials were not immediately available for comment.

READ: Libya suspends air traffic in Tripoli’s Mitiga after missile strike

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