"Initial toll following the fighting on the perimeter of Mitiga airport: 5 dead at Mitiga hospital and 4 dead at the cardiac surgery hospital in Tajura. The number of wounded will be communicated later", the ministry said on Facebook.
It was not immediately clear whether those killed were civilians or fighters.
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