Fighting between rival militia in Tripoli Sunday caused a storage tank containing petroleum fuel to catch fire at a complex near the Tripoli airport, oil and security officials in the Libyan capital said. A “tank containing 6.6 million liters of petrol” caught fire late Sunday as a result of fighting between rival militia vying for the control of Tripoli airport, one oil official said. The complex where the storage tank is located contains 90 million liters of fuel and cooking gas, sparking a risk of massive explosion, the official said The news comes after escalating violence led to the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli Saturday. Libya’s Ministry of Interior, which showed pictures of fire brigades trying to put down the fire on its Facebook page, said it was asking residents to leave the area. The news comes as Libya’s Ministry of Health said Sunday that the death […]