Foreign-installed Puppet Government in Tripoli Declares State of Emergency
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) declared a state of emergency in the country’s capital of Tripoli on Monday over the deadly clashes at the Mitiga International Airport, according to the GNA’s statement.
Earlier in the day, the clashes between the Special Deterrence Force and a militant group based in Tajoura neighborhood erupted near the Mitiga airport in Tripoli, claiming the lives of at least 11 people and injuring over 20, according to media reports.
“We announce the state of emergency in Tripoli until the security personnel manage to end the clashes that are terrifying the residents around the Mitiga airport, ” the statement read, as quoted by the Libyan Express media outlet.
Following the incident, the flights to and from Tripoli were halted and redirected to the International Misrata airport in the city of Misrata.
Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 NATO war against the country and the brutal assassination of revolutionary leader Muammar Gaddafi.