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Airport In Tripoli Back Under Government Control

June 05 2012


The Libyan government says it now has regained control of the international airport in Tripoli after the tarmac had been seized by a militia group, reports the Guardian (U.K.).

On Monday, fighters from Tarhuna seized the airport, which was apparently unguarded, in response to the alleged kidnapping of their leader.

A hangar was reported blown up and a fire set to the surrounding area, according to AFP.

Government forces took back the airport after several hours, said...

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