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Islamist militia assaults rivals' Libya airport bastion

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Islamist militias attacked the rival Zintan group that controls Libya's international airport in Tripoli on Sunday, triggering fierce clashes that halted flights, officials said. 

A burnt out vehicle is seen on the side of the road leading to the airport in Tripoli on May 19, 2014 following attacks by armed groups

The exchanges with heavy weapons, that rival armed groups retain from the 2011 NATO-backed uprising which toppled longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, were heard in the city centre, 25 kilometres (15 miles) away, AFP correspondents reported.

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