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Libyan government regains control of Tripoli airport

Posted on 2013-02-01
Libyan forces have regained control of the main airport in Tripoli, after an armed militia overran the runway demanding their leader's release.
Dozens of the militiamen who drove armoured trucks onto the runway forcing flight diversions have been arrested, Libya's deputy interior minister said.
Tripoli says the international airport will be shut for the next 24 hours to resolve technical issues.
The incident comes as Libya's governing National Transitional Council prepares to hold elections for a constituent assembly in the coming weeks.