Rockets fired on Libya's Labraq airport

By REUTERS
February 21, 2015 14:50

 
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BENGHAZI - Attackers fired rockets at eastern Libya's Labraq airport on Saturday, an airport source said, targeting one of the oil producer's few functioning air hubs in a country gripped by violence.

Labraq has become the main gateway into eastern Libya since Benghazi airport stopped working in May due to fighting.

The North African nation has descended into chaos with two governments and parliaments vying for control, while Islamist militants exploit a power vacuum four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

The airport attack came a day after militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State killed more than 40 people in suicide car bombings in Qubbah, a town some 50 km away.

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