Tripoli Airport Occupation Worries Industry

 - June 11, 2012, 4:00 PM

Potential investors in the newly liberated Libya became more nervous last week after learning that an armed militia group had cut through a perimeter fence at Tripoli International Airport (HLLT) in broad daylight. The militia then drove their heavily armed vehicles onto an airport ramp in search of their leader, whom they believed was being held on the field.

Sources said the militia group occupied the airport for several hours before leaving empty-handed. Airport security forces, reportedly short of resources to stop the attack, took no action during the occupation.