Tripoli airport suspends operations again due to artillery attack

TRIPOLI, Sep. 1 (Reuters / EP) –

Mitiga Airport, the only one in operation in the capital of Libya, Tripoli, has once again suspended operations after being struck by artillery fire during fighting between government forces and those of dissident general Jalifa Haftar.

At least four people would have been injured by these attacks, according to sources from the National Agreement Government (GNA) based in Tripoli, including three pilgrims on their way to Mecca and a girl, now hospitalized.

Tripoli airport suspends operations again due to artillery attack
Tripoli airport suspends operations again due to artillery attack

Images on social networks showed a damaged passenger plane operated by Libyan Airlines. Some cars parked at the airport were also damaged, according to a Reuters witness.

The origin of the attack has not been identified, at the moment.

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