Libya Tripoli airport BOMBED in air strike - all flights suspended

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'Volcano of anger': Death toll rises and thousands displaced in Libyan violence

Eastern forces and troops loyal to the government in Tripoli fought on the outskirts of Libya's capital on Wednesday as the battle forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.

"I make a very strong appeal to Libyan leaders and in particular to Haftar to stop all military activities.and to return to the negotiation table", Federica Mogherini said after talks with European Union foreign ministers.

On Monday, a warplane took out Tripoli's only functioning airport, and the number of displaced people - 3,400 at the last United Nations count - is mounting alongside the casualties.

A warplane attacked Tripoli's only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded global appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi's fall in 2011.

The self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Hifter who last week launched the push on Tripoli, acknowledged striking the Mitiga airport, barely 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of the city center.

Mr Haftar's LNA, which backs the eastern administration in Benghazi, took the oil-rich south of Libya earlier this year before advancing fast through largely unpopulated desert regions toward Tripoli.

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Meanwhile, fighting was underway Monday at Tripoli's former global airport, some 24 kilometers (15 miles) south of the city.

"It relies on the militias for security", Gurdon said.

Separately, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet reiterated those calls and urged both sides to refrain from further escalation.

Moscow is a key supporter of Haftar, along with Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

The GNA's health ministry on Monday put the death toll in the fighting at 35.

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Maria Ribeiro, has warned Libya's waring sides of the need for the protection of civilians. "I don't expect the fight to continue much longer", he said.

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Haftar's offensive has threatened to plunge the country into a full-blown civil war and once again thwart diplomatic efforts to find a solution to Libya's woes.

Mr Serraj has run Tripoli since 2016 as part of a UN-brokered deal boycotted by Mr Haftar.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report on Monday that, since 4 April, 2,800 people had been displaced due to the clashes in the south of the capital Tripoli, adding that many civilians have been trapped and have not been able to access emergency services.

The national conference, which had been scheduled for April 14-16 in the central city of Ghadames, aimed to fix dates for legislative and presidential elections, and work toward a new constitution.

Also Monday, U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said he met with Fayez Sarraj, head of the government in Tripoli, to discuss how the U.N. mission "can assist at this critical and hard juncture".

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