Libyan factions keep fighting over airport, more than 20 killed




 
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Libyan factions keep fighting over airport, more than 20 killed
 
August 3rd, 2014  
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Libyan factions keep fighting over airport, more than 20 killed
By Patrick Markey TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's government said 22 people had been killed in the latest battles between armed factions to control Tripoli airport, and fighting left a huge fire raging on Sunday at gas tanks at the city's fuel depot. The factions have been fighting for nearly three weeks to gain control of Tripoli airport in the worst violence since the 2011 civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. "Tripoli's hospitals received 22 bodies (on Saturday) and 72 people were wounded," Libya's government said in a statement on Sunday. Most Western governments have evacuated their embassies after clashes erupted in Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi more than two weeks ago, fearing Libya is sliding back into civil war.




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