Militia seizes airport in Libyan capitalJune 4th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A militia has seized control of the international airport in Libyan capital Tripoli, CNN reported Monday.
Two platoons of the Tarhouna militia moved in overnight because of an ongoing dispute with the government, sparked by the disappearance of a militia leader on the airport road Sunday, a source said.
The government sent emissaries to meet with the militia Sunday night, said Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul Karim Ahmed Bazama. The talks were continuing Monday.
The minister said he did not know where the militia leader was or the circumstances of his disappearance.
At the airport, armed militia members escorted passengers to cars and described it as an evacuation of the terminal. It was not clear whether flights had been cancelled.
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