Published:  12:28 AM, 13 September 2018

Rockets hit airport of Libya

Rockets were fired at the only working airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, with no reports of casualties or damage, an airport source said early Wednesday.

It came within days of Mitiga International Airport's reopening after it was forced to close for a week because of deadly clashes between rival militias.

A Libyan Airlines flight was diverted to Misrata airport, some 200 kilometres east of the capital, the source said, adding that preparations were also underway to move planes on the tarmac in Tripoli to Misrata.

-AFP, Tripoli

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