Mitiga Airport closed to UN

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Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the UN to use the only functioning airport in Tripoli, a force spokesman said.

Ahmed Mismari told reporters the UN would have to use other airports such as Misrata because it could not guarantee safety of flights into Tripoli Mitiga airport as Turkey was using it as a base.



The UN mission to Libya accused Haftar’s forces of blocking flights carrying UN staff to Libya.