Libya strongman vows to capture capital as main airport reopens

Mitiga international airport, the only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after more than 3 months break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month.

The airport had been shut since September 1 as it has been repeatedly targeted by shelling and air strikes blamed on forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, who have been trying to take control of the city since April.

Meanwhile, rebel leader Khalifa Haftar has announced a new offensi…

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