Arab Today, arab today libya warns of collapse as militias clash
Last Updated : GMT 06:14:59
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Libya warns of collapse as militias clash

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Libya warns of collapse as militias clash

Tripoli's international airport
Tripoli - AFP

The Libyan government warned on Friday of the possibility of a break-up of the country if clashes between rival militias for control of Tripoli airport went on.
Calling for an end to 13 days of conflict around the airport, the interim government warned of "the collapse of the country" and "the destruction which could result from ... endless war".
The warning came as fresh clashes broke out between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli airport, the target of 13 days of shelling that have disrupted air links to the outside world.
Columns of smoke billowed into the sky around the airport perimeter, while loud explosions were heard throughout the morning, an AFP correspondent reported.
Libya's main international airport has been shut since fighting erupted on July 13, a bout of violence that has killed at least 47 people and wounded 120, according to the health ministry.
The clashes, the most violent since the overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, started with an assault on the airport by a coalition of groups, mainly Islamists, which has since been backed by fighters from third city Misrata.
The attackers are battling to flush out fellow former rebels from the hill town of Zintan, southwest of Tripoli, who have controlled the airport for the past three years.
Both Zintan and Misrata were major bastions of the NATO-backed uprising that toppled and slayed Kadhafi, and regional as well as ideological battles have fuelled a struggle for power ever since.
The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned the fighting as "unacceptable", saying it "must not be used to pursue political goals".
The unrest in Tripoli has forced banks and petrol garages to shut, paralysing the capital as power cuts grow more frequent.
The price of fuel on the black market has reached 120 dinars (72 euros, $97) for 20 litres (nearly five gallons), compared with an advertised rate of just three dinars.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today libya warns of collapse as militias clash Arab Today, arab today libya warns of collapse as militias clash

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today libya warns of collapse as militias clash Arab Today, arab today libya warns of collapse as militias clash

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today O'Leary: Could ground more planes

GMT 06:49 2017 Friday ,22 September

O'Leary: Could ground more planes
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Huthis stage defiant rally 3 years

GMT 05:29 2017 Friday ,22 September

Huthis stage defiant rally 3 years
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    

GMT 06:04 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    
Arab Today, arab today Intel chips loaded in Waymo

GMT 14:43 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Intel chips loaded in Waymo
Arab Today, arab today Youssra prepares for launching her  program

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 09:40 2017 Tuesday ,19 September

Actress Ream Hhagag prepares for a new film

GMT 18:09 2017 Thursday ,21 September

China lifts 10-year travel ban

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 18:03 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases

GMT 07:00 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

A no-frills business success

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday