Airport workers drive near an African Airlines' plane that was hit by gunfire during clashes at Mitiga airport after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there. (AFP / Mahmud TURKIA)
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Libya closed the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli after it came under rocket fire, the airport said Wednesday,.Several rockets hit the perimeter of Mitiga International Airport on the eastern outskirts of Tripoli without causing any casualties but the violence undermined a fragile truce between the groups in Tripoli that the U.N. brokered last week.Rival groups fought for several days in Tripoli until last week but the clashes had been mainly in the south of the city, whereas Mitiga airport lies in an eastern suburb.
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