Posted on September 12, 2018
The airport had only reopened on Friday following clashes between rival militias. A UN-backed government is nominally in power in Tripoli but militias occupy much of the rest of the country. The rocket attack forced a Libyan Airlines flight from Alexandria in Egypt to divert to Misrata, some 200km (120 miles) east of the capital. Other flights would also be diverted and a source told Agence France-Presse that plans were under way to move other planes at Tripoli to Misrata.