Unidentified war planes have attacked targets in Libya’s capital shortly after militants from the city of Misrata took full control of the international airport in Tripoli.
Residents of the Libyan capital said on Sunday that they heard jets followed by blasts at dawn.
Over the past weeks, the airport, situated 30 kilometers south of Tripoli, has witnessed clashes between a group of militias, known as Fajir Libya, mainly comprised of men from Misrata, and Zintan forces.
On Saturday, Fajir Libya militiamen announced that they captured the airport from Zintan forces that held it since the fall of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Libya’s parliament on the same day branded as “terrorists” the militias, saying, “The groups acting under the names of Fajr Libya and Ansar al-Sharia are terrorist groups and outlaws that are rising up against the legitimate powers.”