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Migrant flights rerouted to Misurata as clashes continue in Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

MISURATA – Migrants from different parts of Africa, who were stopped in Libya as they tried to get on to Europe, have their flights rerouted to Misurata airport due to recent clashes in Tripoli, Reuters reported.

Misurata airport terminal has been packed with up to 6,000 passengers pouring on and off dozens of flights every day, say officials.

“Misrata airport is not capable of handling these numbers,” said Soliman al-Jahimy, the airport’s spokesman.

Misurata airport on Libya’s northwestern Mediterranean coast processed three to four flights a day last month. It became the main remaining gateway in and out of west of the country since fighting shut down the last runways in the capital Tripoli.

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