TRIPOLI, M'etiga International Airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli was re-opened on Thursday, two days after the fighting parties signed a UN-sponsored cease-fire agreement to stop the violence in the city.
The Minister of Transport Milad Ma'tug confirmed that the airport was re-opened and flights were resumed, after they were re-directed to the international airport of the city of Misurata, some 200 km east Tripoli.
"The Ministry of Interior has informed us that the security situation is stable around M'etiga airport," Ma'tug said.
Over the past few days, southern Tripoli witnessed violent clashes between government forces and militants of the so-called seventh brigade militia from the nearby city of Tarhuna, some 80 km southeast Tripoli.
On Thursday, the UN Support Mission in Libya announced that the warring parties have signed a UN-sponsored cease-fire agreement to end the clashes, which killed 63 people, injured 159 others, and displaced more than 1,800 families.
Following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Gaddafi's regime, Libya has been suffering escalating violence, chaos and political division.
Source: NAM News Network