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A wreckage of a burnt aircraft is pictured after a shelling at Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, July 21, 2014.
Rival Libyan militias battled for control the capital's international airport Sunday, fighting that killed at least three people, a security official said.
Migrants sit in their boat during a rescue operation by Italian navy ship Grecale off the coast of Sicily.
A Libyan militia battling a rival armed group over control of the country's biggest airport is ready for a peaceful solution after five days of heavy fighting, a spokesman said on Thursday, hours after shells hit the terminal building.
TRIPOLI: Libya's government said on Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help restore security, as fighting between rival militias around Tripoli airport pushed the country closer to civil war.
The United Nations said on Monday it is withdrawing its staff from Libya temporarily because of deteriorating security after rival militias fought over Tripoli International Airport and a renegade general's forces continued to battle Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months.
In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, vehicles with heavy artillery of the Tripoli joint security forces move closer to the parliament building after troops of Gen.
Libyan authorities signaled on Thursday they would press ahead with plans to move the country's parliament to the eastern port city of Benghazi despite a collapse in law and order there.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 09:28 pm
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