Dignity Operation helicopter crashes, five top officials killed


Local sources from Tobruk said five officials from Khalifa Haftar-led Dignity Operation were killed when a helicopter crashed near the city on Tuesday dawn, adding that two survived the deadly accident.

The sources added that the killed officials were the Director of Dignity Operation office, Colonel Edris Younis Al-Dersi, his son, and the pilot, Faraj Al-Maryami, along with other two, who have not been identified yet.

Lieutenant Mohammed Al-Maryami, and another official named Ali Al-Tabea, survived the crash, while two bodies arrived in Tobruk medical center, sources indicated.

The spokesman of Dignity Operation said the helicopter crashed while coming back from Ras Lanuf to Tobruk, with 8 persons on board.

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