Travellers wait for their luggages at the Mitiga International Airport after its reopening on September 7, 2018, in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. / AFP / Mahmud TURKIA
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Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya's capital, residents said, forcing flights to be diverted, less than a week after the United Nations brokered a fragile truce between rival armed groups in Tripoli.Misrata lies about 190 kilometers east of Tripoli.A spokesman for Misrata airport said that all flights bound for Tripoli would be diverted to Misrata.Separately, Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on the headquarters of Libyan state oil company NOC in Tripoli, the militant group's news agency said on Tuesday.
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