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Islamist militias seize main Libya airport as conflict deepens
Islamist militias seize main Libya airport as conflict deepens

Libya's main international airport has been captured by Islamist militants, the fighters and local news networks reported, as the country continued its descent into sectarian conflict and chaos. The Islamist groups, led by a militia from the western city of Misrata under the umbrella of "Operation Dawn," said they had captured the airport in Tripoli on Saturday after more than a month of fighting against the liberal Zintan militias, who have been assigned by the government to guard the airport since 2011. Arabic news networks confirmed the airport had been seized by the Misrata militias, and photos of their fighters celebrating were circulated across social media. At least...

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