Islamists Resume Assault on Main Libyan Airport Print article Send a Tip from AFP 22 Jul 2014 post a comment (AFP) Islamist militia resumed their assault on Libya's main international airport on Sunday two days after an abortive truce with the rival former rebels that control it, a security official said. "The airport was attacked this morning with mortar rounds, rockets and tank fire," airport security official Al-Jilani Al-Dahesh told AFP. "It was the most intense bombardment so far." Islamist militia first attacked the airport last Sunday, forcing a halt to all flights. Their continued offensive has caused extensive damage to planes and airport infrastructure that aviation officials say will keep it closed for months.