Tobruk Airport Closure

Yesterday a United Nations flight was refused permission to land at Tobruk airport, which has caused chaos and embarrassment among the House of Representatives.

All Tobruk flights must now land at Benghazi’s Benina airport, but this is a six hour drive through insecure areas to Tobruk, so it wastes a day’s work.   Last month the commander of the Libyan National Army closed the town’s port to all but local trade against the wishes of the people.

See Chapter 6 of Belfast to Benghazi to read about the British visit to Tobruk on 14th February 2012 when we were asked by the Libyan Air Force to rebuild the air base.


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