“We are informing you about the suspension of air traffic until a further notification and moving flights to the international airport of Misrata starting from Thursday, 23 January”, the press service wrote on a Facebook page.
On Sunday, parties to the Libyan conflict and multiple international actors gathered in Berlin for a conference to discuss how to resolve the long-standing armed conflict. The participants agreed to push for a political settlement and permanent ceasefire.
The airport often suspends its activity amid the ongoing military confrontation between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the rival UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). On 9 January, the LNA included the airport in the no-fly zone due to its offensive to capture the capital, which is the seat of the GNA. However, the airport was reopened after the sides announced a ceasefire three days later. One more suspension took place after rocket fire on Wednesday, but the airport was soon reopened.
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