Islamists mount 'heaviest' assault on Libya airport

July 20, 2014 7:56 AM

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TRIPOLI: Islamist militia launched their heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport on Sunday, two days after a truce with the rival ex-rebels that control it collapsed, a security official said.

"The airport was attacked this morning with mortar rounds, rockets and tank fire. It was the most intense bombardment so far," airport security official Al-Jilani Al-Dahesh said.

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