Tunisia, Cairo airport cancel Libya flights over security fears

Unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli
Tunisia, Cairo airport cancel Libya flights over security fears

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by Reuters | August 21, 2014


Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport cancelled most flights to and from Libya on Thursday, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.

A spokesman for Tunisian Aviation Authority gave no explanation for the measures but Libyan news agency LANA and Egyptian officials said Cairo airport authorities had cancelled flights for security reasons.

Flights from Tunis to the eastern Libyan town of Labraq, as well as from the Egyptian Mediterranean port city of Alexandria to Libya were still operating, a Libyan aviation official said. A Tunisian transport official said flights to the eastern town of Tobruk were also still running.

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