Armed clashes in Libya's Tripoli, airport shutdown

November 16, 2014 9:26 AM

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Armed clashes broke out in Libya's capital Tripoli closing down the city's main working airport, local residents and an official said on Sunday.

Tripoli has been mostly calm since the Libya Dawn force, an armed faction allied to the city of Misrata, took over the capital in the summer and set up its own government in rivalry to Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.

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