Tripoli’s only functional airport hit by air raid, six passenger flights were cancelled

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Tripoli Mitiga airport’s services suspended as death toll rises amid battles between forces loyal to Haftar and UN-backed gov’t

Mitiga International Airport is an airport in Libya, located about 8 kilometres east of Tripoli’s city center,

Forces under the command of Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar have launched an air raid against the only functioning airport in Tripoli as heavy fighting rages for control of the capital.

Six passenger flights were cancelled and services at the Mitiga airport in the east of the city were temporarily suspended after the attack on Monday.

“Passengers have been asked to evacuate the Mitiga airport after Haftar’s aircraft raided the runway,” citing sources at the facility.

“In the area around the airport, civilians were terrified immediately after this air strike.”

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