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Libya: Haftar militias target Tripoli's Mitiga Airport

Libya: Haftar militias target Tripoli's Mitiga Airport
Mitiga International Airport hit by Grad missiles

By Walid Abdullah

TRIPOLI (AA) - Militias loyal to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar targeted Mitiga International Airport in the capital Tripoli on Friday.

In a statement, the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said Mitiga Airport -- open to civilian use -- was hit by Grad missiles.

The attack is a "new and repeated violation of the cease-fire and a continuation of the Haftar militias' criminal record of targeting civilians," GNA said.

The internationally recognized GNA has been under attack by Haftar’s forces since last April, with more than 1,000 lives lost in the violence.

Since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two seats of power have emerged in Libya: Haftar in eastern Libya, supported mainly by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, and the GNA in Tripoli, which enjoys UN and international recognition.

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