Hundreds of Libyan pilgrims have miraculously survived rocket attacks on Mitiga Airport in Tripoli on Saturday night.
Airport sources said the pilgrims were leaving the plane around 2:00 a.m. when the rockets started falling a few meters away from their plane, causing panic among the pilgrims and wounding a number of them.
Their Libyan Airlines Airbus A330 was also damaged by rocket shrapnel.
A video shared on Facebook showed women screaming while fleeing the rocket attacks.
Shortly after the attack, Chairman of Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj visited the airport to check on the safety of the pilgrims and other travellers.
The Presidential Council condemned “the repeated terrorist attacks” on the civilian airport by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s armed groups.
In a statement, the Council demanded the UN mission to reveal the truth about this treacherous attack at the UN Security Council.