Libya reopens Tripoli’s Mitiga airport – minister

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A police car is seen at Mitiga airport after an air strike in Tripoli, Libya April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord on Tuesday reopened Mitiga, Tripoli’s only functioning airport, after almost two months of closure, the transportation minister said.

Flights will resume gradually, the minister Milad Matoq said in a press conference in the capital. The airport had been shut since Sept. 1 after being struck by artillery fire.

Reporting by Ahmed Elumami in Tripoli, Writing by Mahmoud Mourad; editing by John Stonestreet

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