Thursday 21 August 2014
Tripoli airport

Libyan factions battle over airport, 20 killed

More than 20 people died on Saturday in battles between two Libyan armed factions who have been fighting for nearly three weeks for control of the international airport in Tripoli, the government said. Fighting in the Libyan capit


Heavy fighting breaks out near Tripoli airport

Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias near the airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents and officials said, reporting explosions and gunfire that forced the suspension of all flights. Explosions were he


Gaddafi forces bombard Tripoli airport, damage plane

Forces loyal to fugitive Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi have bombarded the capital's airport on Friday, damaging a plane, Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV reported. There was an exchange of gunfire between Gaddafi forces and rebel fighters


Chaos at Tripoli airport as expats flee violence

An atmosphere of panic and chaos has gripped Tripoli's international airport, strewn with luggage left behind by fleeing passengers and besieged by crowds trying to escape the escalating violence. Huddled in makeshift tents in a camp t

 1 2 3 4 5 >  Last ›

calendarCalendar of Events