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Military fighter of the Libyan national army (LNA), headed by field Marshal Khalifa Haftar crashed South of the Libyan capital Tripoli. On Sunday, April 14, according to Reuters.
As reported TASS with reference to the French Agency AFP, the plane was shot down by the forces of the national consensus government (NTC). According to the representative of the NTC forces Colonel Mohammed GoNU, who leads the Agency, the fighters managed to destroy a fighter who planned to make a RAID in the village of Wadi ar-Rabi.
According the Arabic version of Sky News, the pilot managed to survive, as he managed to eject.
According to the channel, the NTC forces for several days carried out an operation “Dignity Libya” against the troops of the Haftarot. So, the bombardment position of the LDF in the area of ain Zara to the South-East of Tripoli.
The onset of the LNA under the direction of the Haftarah began on 4 April. It was reported that its fighters have captured Tripoli international airport, which in 2014 was practically not used. Four days later the forces of the LNA struck at the current airport in the Libyan capital.
In 2011, the Libyan civil war broke out. Was overthrown and killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969. On the side of his opponents fought the forces of the international coalition, which includes France, USA, UK and other countries. Currently, Libya is in a situation of dual power: on the East in the city of Tobruk, seat of the Parliament in the West in Tripoli — the national consensus government.
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