At least twenty people have been killed in fighting between rival militias around the international airport in Libya’s capital, Tripoli.
The clashes, between rival armed groups, forced the suspension of flights at Maitiga airbase – Tripoli’s only functioning international airport.
A reporter with the Reuters news agency said at least five aircraft had apparently suffered damage from gunfire.
Libya’s Government of National Accord said the attack was an attempt by one armed faction to release their members being held by a rival group.
Tripoli has been riven by violence since the revolution in 2011.