Flight from Egypt to Tripoli diverts to Misrata


International desk, September 12: A Libyan commercial flight from Egypt bound for Tripoli had to divert to the western Libyan city of Misrata, the airport said on Wednesday.Residents had earlier reported explosions and missiles hitting the area near Matiga airport in Libya’s capital.

Rockets were fired on Tuesday night at Mitiga Airport near the Libyan capital Tripoli.

A Libyan commercial flight from Egypt to Tripoli has been forced to divert to Misrata around 187km east of the capital after the explosions.

All flights bound for Tripoli will now be diverted to Misrata.

It isn’t yet known who fired the rockets.

Sources: News Agencies