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26 Sep 2018 | 01:28 PM UTC

Libya: Tripoli-Mitiga International Airport to reopen Sep. 26 /update 4

Libya News Alert

Airport administration announces reopening of Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli on September 26

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli

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Event

Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport (MJI) is scheduled to reopen its airspace and resume operations on Wednesday, September 26. It had been forced to shut down on September 17 when rockets were fired in its vicinity during clashes between armed militias in Tripoli. Flights to and from MJI had been diverted to Misrata International Airport (MRA).

Context

Fighting decreased in Tripoli after deals were struck between various armed militias on September 24. Tensions had been escalating since September 22 when GNA-backed Tripoli militias launched Operation Badr against the Seventh (Kani) Brigade. This follows the establishment of a tenuous ceasefire between local armed groups, initially brokered by the UN on September 4, which aimed to put an end to hostilities ongoing around Tripoli since August 27.

Advice

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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