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FUEL tanks were targeted during an assault on Mitiga airport in Libya on Saturday, causing a large fire, as battle continues to rage for control of the capital Tripoli.
Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) said the fire was under control at Tripoli’s last functioning airport.
Civilian flights ceased in March due to constant shelling by the forces of General Khalifa Hiftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).
He is engaged in a battle with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) as Libya becomes the latest terrain in a proxy war between competing regional interests.
The LNA is backed by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Russia. Earlier this week Turkey accused Moscow of training Syrian forces to fight alongside the LNA.
Last year Ankara signed a military and maritime agreement with the GNA and is accused of sending thousands of jihadists to fight on the front line for the Tripoli-based government.
Its efforts are seen as opportunistic, as Turkey eyes up access to vast oilfields off the Libyan coast.
Meanwhile arms have continued to flow into Libya, despite a UN arms embargo and ceasefire agreement.
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