20 people killed and 63 wounded, a heavy dead toll during Monday fights between two rivaling clans at Tripoli International Airport Rada (a former military airport replacing Tripoli International Airport destroyed earlier by heavy fighting).
Pro-government special deterrence forces protected the airport and were being attacked by a Islamic militia. Libya’s state-owned airline Afriqiyah Airways has suspended all flights.
One flight attendant died in the shooting. At least seven aircraft have been damaged: one LybianWings Airbus, two Buraq Air Boeing 737 and four Afriqiyah Airways Airbus. Leaving the latter without a fleet, as a result the Afriqiyah Airways CEO, Mohammed Al-Furtiya, yesterday resigned from his function. Many airlines have cancelled flights to and from Tripoli.
Featured image of an Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A319 in better times by Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt – Gallery page http://www.airliners.net/photo/Afriqiyah-Airways/Airbus-A319-111/1409029/L Photo http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/9/2/0/1409029.jpg, GFDL 1.2, Link
— Nُur Bِenzَabِehٌ ☾ (@nurbenzabeh) January 16, 2018
🇱🇾 De violents combats hier à l’aéroport de Tripoli en Libye. 20 morts et de nombreux dégâts sur les avions.
Appareils endommagés :
▫️4 Airbus d’Afriqiyah
▫️1 Airbus A319 de LybianWings
▫️2 Boeing 737 de Buraq Air pic.twitter.com/g0ppOtS2M5
— air plus News (@airplusnews) January 16, 2018