In this image made from video by The Associated Press, smoke rises from the direction of Tripoli airport in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport Sunday, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months.Residents said that Zintan militiamen who had controlled the airport came under fire and local TV footage suggested that the attacking rebels were from the western city of Misratis.The fighting is part of growing turmoil in the North African oil producer where the government is unable to control battle-hardened militias who helped to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi in 2011 but continue to defy state authority.The fighting was the worst in the capital since more than 40 people were killed in clashes between militias and armed residents in November.
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