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Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead

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TRIPOLI - Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week. 

Flames and smoke billow from a plane that was destroyed during fierce clashes at Tripoli's international airport in the Libyan capital, on July 16, 2014

The fighting, which erupted on July 13 and shut Tripoli international airport, also injured 120 people, according to figures for the week until Saturday.

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