"Reopening airspace at Mitiga international airport after maintenance and cleaning... so that airlines can renew their flights," the facility's management said.
"Mitiga airport has been targeted by fire this morning, the first day of Eid al Adha", the airport's management says in a statement.
The explosion comes hours after Libya's UN-supported government says it accepted a ceasefire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital, Tripoli, during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha.
Libya's internationally recognized government on Friday accepted a ceasefire request from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), according to a statement posted by the government on Twitter.
Murzuq municipal council member Mohamed Omar says, "The air strike resulted in 43 killed and 51 wounded." The LNA confirmed the strike on Murzuq.
Traffickers and armed groups have exploited the country's security vacuum, turning it into a hellhole for migrants.
Forces of UN-recognised Government of National Accord conduct air strike on Al Jufra air base, destroying a hangar containing drones and a cargo plane, a statement says.
The French embassy in Libya categorically denied the presence of soldiers or military personnel in Gharyan. It is not clear how the weapons ended up in the control of Khalifa Haftar's LNA militia in the town.
The French president placed himself in the middle of the Libya situation by tacitly backing former military strongman Khalifa Hafta, but that could now be backfiring.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Fayez al-Sarraj - head of UN-recognised - Tripoli-based Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) in Istanbul and expressed the continuation of Turkey's support to the GNA.
The UN Security Council also called on the warring parties in Libya's capital Tripoli to rapidly return to UN-mediated political talks.
The death toll from the attack has risen to at least 53. A UN humanitarian report said there were two air strikes, not one as reported earlier, and that guards shot at migrants who were trying to run for their lives.
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