Two helicopters of Haftar’s froces crashes in Benghazi

Mi-35 helicopter of Haftar’s forces. [Photo: Archieve]

Haftar’s forces said they lost two helicopters in a crash during a military operation on Sunday, after days of fighting with Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT).

Khalifa Haftar has been engaged since last week in battles with the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) in the south of Libya near the Chadian border.

Haftar’s forces said in a statement that the two helicopters had collided and crashed during a military operation south of Benina airbase, but did not say whether they were involved in the fighting.

FACT had been based in Libya and fought alongside Haftar’s forces during his military offensive on the capital Tripoli, researchers say.

In April, FACT advanced into northern Chad, battling the army there. Chadian authorities said president Idriss Deby, who had ruled for 30 years, was killed in the clashes. His son has taken over as transitional president.

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