TRIPOLI: The Libyan capital's only functioning airport, Mitiga, temporary halted air traffic on Sunday after the facility was struck by missiles, according to a post on the airport authorities' Facebook page.
Three Afriqiyah airlines employees were injured and a plane was hit. No immediate comment was available from the carrier.
An airplane coming from Tunisia Carthage airport to Mitiga was redirected earlier Sunday to Misrata international airport that serves the Mediterranean coastal city of Misrata in Libya instead.
Air space re-opened hours later and carrier companies began receiving passengers to complete the rest of their re-scheduled flights for the day shortly.
Mitiga is the only working airport in Tripoli, which has been under attack for three months by the eastern-based Libyan National Army commanded by Khalifa Haftar.
Speaking during a press conference in Benghazi, Libyan National Army Spokesperson, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said the rival government in Tripoli has lost their air force and are relying on drone aircraft.
He also said that any buildings that have erected antennas would be considered a legitimate target for the Libyan army.
During the conference, Al-Mismari showed a video showing that Daesh’s presence in the country is fading.