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Mitiga Airport to reopen Friday amid cease-fire




Alwasat - Cairo Thu 06 Sep 2018, 07:48 PM
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AP- Libya says it will reopen the capital's only functioning airport, closed a week ago amid clashes between rival militias.

Mitiga International airport said Thursday that flights will resume starting Friday after a cease-fire was brokered to end the fighting that killed 66 people and wounded 187.

The clashes in Tripoli erupted last week when militias from Tarhouna, a town south of Tripoli, attacked southern neighborhoods of the capital, prompting militias supporting the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli to come to the city's defense.

It was unclear if the cease-fire would last.

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