Sebha airport reopens


Libya reopened the airport in the southern city Sebha, closed since January 2014 due to security problems, residents said.

A commercial flight landed from Benghazi, they said.

Southern Libya has been gripped by insecurity and chaos worse than the rest of the North African country since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, although security in Sebha is better than elsewhere in the impoverished region.

In Murzuq, west of Sebha, at least 90 people were killed and 6,500 displaced since fighting broke out between different tribes in August, according to the United Nations.