At least 47 killed in fighting at Libya airport: health ministry

The inside of a damaged terminal is seen after a shelling at Tripoli International Airport on July 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The inside of a damaged terminal is seen after a shelling at Tripoli International Airport on July 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TRIPOLI (AFP) - At least 47 people have been killed in fighting between rival militias for control of Libya's main airport, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Another 120 people were injured in the fighting which began on July 13, according to the figures for the week until Saturday, which do not take into account possible victims from violent clashes on Sunday.