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Rival Libyan militias battle for Tripoli airport
« on: July 13, 2014, 03:19:29 AM »
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport overnight and into Sunday, with the sounds of gunfire and blasts echoing across the area.

Brigades from Zintan have controlled the airport since 2011.

Armed vehicles amassed in the area overnight before fighting broke out around dawn, witnesses said.

"The revolutionary brigades are inside Tripoli International Airport," the Libyan Revolutionaries Operations Room, an Islamist militia in the capital, posted on its Facebook page.

Shortly before that, the group said it was in the vicinity.

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