Libya: 2 Libyan airlines to repatriate 6,000 Libyans stranded in foreign airports

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan airlines and Afriqiyah Airways are to cooperate with a view to helping some 6,000 Libyans stranded in several airports across the world, following the suspension of flights to and from Tripoli, the Libyan capital.

The suspension of the flights followed the clashes reported at the airport.

The two airlines are preparing to carry out the repatriation of Libyans stranded, particularly in Cairo and Alexandria (both in Egypt), Amman (Jordan), Istanbul (Turkey), Paris (France), London and Manchester (Great Britain), Sfax (Tunisia), Berlin (Germany), Dubai (UAE), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), said official sources quoted Tuesday by the Libyan news agency, LANA.

Violent clashes broke out on Sunday evening between militias on the outskirts of Tripoli airport, in which 26 persons were killed and 11 others injured.

The clashes caused the closure of the airport and that of Misrata (220 km east from Tripoli).

As for Benghazi airport, the facility was closed since May after the launching of the military operation by retired Gen. Khalifa Haftar, to flush the militias and Islamist radicals out of the country.
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15 july 2014 14:41:40




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