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07 août 2019 | 16h57 UTC

Libya: Flights suspended at Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport (MJI) August 7

Libya Alerte de sécurité

Flights suspended at Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport (MJI) August 7 following reported indirect fire; flight delays and cancelations expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/8/2019, 12h00 until 8/8/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli, Tripoli-Matiga airport

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Event

Initial reports indicate flights have been halted at Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport (MJI) on the evening (local time) of Wednesday, August 7, after the facility was reportedly targeted by indirect fire. No casualties or damages were reported. Airport officials reportedly suspended flight operations at MJI as of approximately 18:10; some flights may be diverted to Misrata International Airport (MRA) over the coming hours. 

Further airstrikes are possible in the near term in Tripoli, including at MJI.

Context

Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport (MJI) has been targeted by air and mortar strikes multiple times in recent months; however, the strikes generally do not hit the main runway or any civilian facilities and normal flight operations were typically restored within a few hours.

The Libyan National Army (LNA) launched an offensive on Tripoli on April 4 and prompted evacuations of foreigners from Tripoli en masse on April 7. LNA and Government of National Accord (GNA) airstrikes have been sporadically reported since April 8. The bulk of recent fighting has been concentrated in the southern suburbs of the capital.

Advice

Individuals in Tripoli are advised to monitor the situation, avoid areas affected by fighting, maintain safe and current evacuation plans, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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