A Maltese-registered Dash 8 aircraft belonging to the Maltese-Libyan airline Medavia was damaged during the fighting in Tripoli airport.

The aircraft was hit late yesterday. The damage, to the fuselage, is still being assessed.

Several other aircraft were damaged by bullets and shrapnel, with a $250 million Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330 said to have been written off.

The airport is currently closed. Air Malta suspended flights to Tripoli on Sunday.

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