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Tripoli offensive punctuates otherwise normal life

Friday, November 15, 2019

Significance

Tripoli's Mitiga Airport has been closed and flights diverted to Misrata owing to a military offensive by eastern rebel general Khalifa Haftar to take the capital. The fighting has disrupted some areas of the city, whereas in others, life is surprisingly normal.

Impacts

  • Government and economic activity will remain steady, despite the conflict.
  • The humanitarian impact of fighting will remain relatively limited.
  • Major new foreign investment is unlikely.
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