Mitiga Airport closed – again


The only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli closed on Wednesday after rockets were fired at it, the airport said in a statement.

An aircraft from Tunis to land at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport was diverted to Misrata, 200km east, the airport said on its website.

Mitiga reopened on Januiary 14 after months of closure following repeated air strikes, part of a nine-month campaign by eastern forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar to seize Tripoli from the internationally recognised government.