Dignity Operation warplane downed in Benghazi, IS and Shura Council claimed responsibility

  • Libyan Express |
  • Saturday 13 February 2016
Dignity Operation warplane downed in Benghazi

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The IS group claimed it had shot down a MiG-23 fighter jet of Khalifa Hatar’s Dignity Operation (Karama) forces, Friday, and also released a video of the warplane falling with reports of abducting its pilot.

An official said that the fighter jet was shot down in Qaryunes, northwest Benghazi, as it bombed positions of the Shura Council.

Other reports suggested that the Libyan warplane was shot down by the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shura Council, which also claimed responsibility for the downing.

The shooting down of this plane comes within days of another MiG-23 downing in Derna city Libya, though it was officially blamed on “technical problems.”

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