Airstrike Hits Last Functioning Airport in Tripoli, Libya

November 25, 2014 1:17 PM

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TRIPOLI — An airstrike hit the last functioning commercial airport in Libya's capital Tripoli for a second day running on Tuesday, residents said, as a power struggle in the oil-rich nation intensified. Three years after the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is being lacerated by rival factions, one of which has set up an alternative administration in Tripoli after seizing the city in fighting during the summer.

An armed group loyal to Libya's internationally-recognized government, which has transferred to the east of the country, claimed responsibility for the airstrikes. "We bombed the airport a second time," said Saqer al-Joroushi, head of the air force for the group, which is controlled by former genera...

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