Tripoli airport open again


Libya reopened the only functioning airport in Tripoli again after rockets fired in its direction forced a brief closure, officials said, days after flights resumed following an earlier shutdown.

Matiga airport, a former air base used for commercial flights since the main international airport was destroyed in 2014 by militia fighting, said in a notice air traffic was resuming.

It closed and opened several times since a flare-up in violence in late August.

Rival armed groups in and outside the city fought over territory and resources in the OPEC oil producer since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.