Fighting at Tripoli airport, gunmen surround planes




 
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Fighting at Tripoli airport, gunmen surround planes
 
June 5th, 2012  
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Fighting at Tripoli airport, gunmen surround planes
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Clashes broke out between rival Libyan militias at Tripoli's international airport on Monday after gunmen drove armed pickup trucks onto the tarmac and surrounded planes, forcing the airport to cancel flights. In a fresh challenge to the interim government's weak authority, members of the al-Awfea Brigade occupied the airport for several hours demanding the release of their leader whom they said was being held by Tripoli's security forces. An Italian passenger who was due to fly out and later arrived at a Tripoli hotel described the situation as chaotic. ...




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