Clashes in Libya capital kill two, shut airport
Clashes in Libya capital kill two, shut airport

Clashes between two rival armed factions in Tripoli killed two people and forced the closure of the Libyan capital's only civilian airport, officials said on Tuesday.

Clashes erupted in parts of Tripoli later on Monday between the 444 Brigade and the Special Deterrence Force, following the reported arrest of a powerful 444 Brigade commander by the force.

So far, two people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in the violence, a hospital source said, as the fighting showed no signs of abating.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya said in a statement it was "following with concern" the security deterioration in the Libyan capital and its impact on civilians.

Source(s): AFP

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