Govt Requests Int'l Help to Extinguish Fire

Several news agencies report that Libya has requested international assistance to put out a fire at a large fuel storage depot on Tripoli’s Airport Road .

The site, which belongs to the Brega Oil and Gas Company, was hit by a rocket during clashes between rival militia.

With a capacity of 6.6 million litres of fuel, it is the main hub for distribution of petrol in Tripoli.

The government has warned that the huge blaze could cause a "humanitarian and environmental disaster".

(Sources: BBC News, Libya Herald, Associated Press)

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