Libyan National Army forces shot down Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Air force Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jets In Libya
The fate of the pilot is unknown.
The warplane was bombing LNA-controlled al-Watiyah Airbase when it was downed.
— Joe Truzman (@Jtruzmah) April 24, 2019
At the same time, pro-LNA sources also claimed that LNA forces shot down some GNA warplane over Jufra Airbase this claim remains unconfirmed.
The Office of the military spokesman for the forces of the General Command of the Armed Forces, Major General Ahmad al-Mismari shared pictures of the wreckage of an aircraft
“The Mirage F-1 was shot down by its ground defences after it tried to bomb al-Watiya base” in western Libya, the office said.
— Mohamed Mansour 🇪🇬 (@Mansourtalk) April 23, 2019
This is the Third fighter jet shot down in current Libyan conflict in last 15 days
- April 15, 2019, Libyan government forces have shot down a Libyan National Army MiG-21 fighter jet over Tripoli
Two-week ago, Fresh fighting has flared near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between pro-government forces and rebel fighters from the east of the country.
Factions of the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by hardline General Khalifa Haftar, have made a thrust into Tripoli and have claimed to have taken control of Tripoli International Airport.
The political process and risks further escalation with a serious consequence on their way to Tripoli, Haftar’s forces have overtaken several oil fields and towns, but have faced stiff resistance from forces loyal to the GNA near Tripoli, where they have been stopped. The situation is deadlocked, and fighting continues despite international calls for an end to hostilities.
The fighting between rival domestic forces continues near the capital Tripoli and elsewhere, and that prompted the UN to postpone a conference in Libya that had been meant to discuss the possibility of holding elections in the country.