Libya islamists resume assault on Tripoli airport

Smoke rises after a shelling at Tripoli International Airport July 15, 2014.

Smoke rises after a shelling at Tripoli International Airport July 15, 2014.

Islamist militia resumed their assault on Libya’s main international airport in Tripoli on Sunday two days after an abortive truce with the rival former rebels that control it, a security official said, according to Agence France-Presse.

“The airport was attacked this morning with mortar rounds, rockets and tank fire,” Al-Jilani al-Dahesh, an airport security official said.

“It was the most intense bombardment so far,” he added.

Islamist militia first attacked the airport last Sunday, forcing a halt to all flights.

Their continued offensive has caused extensive damage to planes and airport infrastructure that aviation officials say will keep it closed for months.

 
[wpResize]
 



Pious Putin? Images spark MH17 backlash
Rights group warns Iraq jihadists want to eradicate minorities

Comments

comments

%d bloggers like this:
Powered by : © 2014 Systron Micronix :: Leaders in Web Hosting. All rights reserved

| About Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Disclaimer | Contact Us |