A vehicle of the Zintan city forces is seen at Tripoli International Airport July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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Libya's government said on Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help restore security, as fighting between rival militias around Tripoli airport pushed the country closer to civil war.With liberal and Islamist militias locked in a brutal power struggle, the country's main international airport, which was shut down on Sunday for security reasons, came under renewed attack late Monday.Clashes first broke out at Tripoli airport on Sunday when the Zintan militia which controls it was attacked by rival Islamist fighters.Renegade former general Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamist militias in Libya's second city Benghazi in May.Parts of eastern Libya, particularly Benghazi and the hill town of Derna, have become jihadist strongholds, and renewed clashes in Benghazi on Monday between troops and Islamist militia killed at least seven people and wounded 49, medics said.
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