The inside of a damaged terminal is seen after a shelling at Tripoli International Airport July 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Hani Amara)
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Fighting between powerful militias battling for control of Tripoli's airport broke out again Friday, just hours after they had agreed a truce, witnesses said.Residents said the battles pitched rival militias against each other.The airport has been closed since Sunday, when Islamist gunmen from the city of Misrata launched an attack on the facility, which has for the past three years been held by liberal, anti-Islamist fighters from Zintan, southwest of the capital.Foreign Minister Mohammad Abdel-Aziz has asked the U.N. Security Council to dispatch experts to train Libya's defense and police forces to ensure they can protect oil fields, airports and other vital sites.Tripoli's mayor and leaders of battling militias said overnight that a truce had been agreed and that control of the international airport would be handed over to neutral forces.
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