Libya's instability deepens as Islamist militias seize Tripoli airport (+video)

August 26, 2014 3:11 AM

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Reports suggest that Libya could be headed toward a prolonged civil war, with Islamist militias controlling the airport in the capital and the parliament forced to meet in the eastern city of Tobruk.

After nearly a month-long fight, a coalition of Islamist forces and fighters from Misrata known as Dawn of Libya captured Tripoli’s airport over the weekend, raising the prospect of a prolonged civil war.

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