The Libyan capital’s airport, which was closed since last week, reopened on Monday. The airport was restarted following a truce that has come into force after nine months of fighting for control of Tripoli.
The national flag carrier Libyan Airlines said flights resumed to and from Mitiga International Airport and other private airlines also restored services. Located at the east of the capital, Mitiga is a former military airbase used by civilian traffic since Tripoli International Airport was heavily damaged in fighting in 2014.
Mitiga has been the target of several air raids and rocket strikes since military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces launched an offensive last April to seize the capital from the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord. It has since closed intermittently, including after renewed attacks last week.