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Air strikes hit west Libyan town’s airport

An unidentified warplane carried out air strikes on an airport in a town in western Libya allied with the internationally recognized government, causing minor damage to a passenger terminal but no casualties, an official said on Wednesday.

“A warplane attacked Zintan airport this morning with seven explosives, one of which went off next to the passenger terminal and damaged the front of the building, and there are no casualties,” Zintan airport spokesmanOmar Matooq said.

No one claimed responsibility for the strike. But forces loyal to Thinni’s government and armed factions allied withTripoli have carried out tit-for-tat air strikes for weeks on infrastructure and oil facilities as part of their conflict.

Nearly four years after the fall of leader Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught up in a battle between two rival governments and their armed forces in a struggle for control of the North African nation and its vast oil resources.

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