Libyan National Army shot down Government of National Accord fighter jets In Libya

Libyan National Army shot down Government of National Accord fighter jets In Libya

Libyan National Army (LNA) Claims to have shot down Government of National Accord (GNA) fighter jets In Libya

Apparently, the pilot died in the crash.

Few Sources claims that the Fighter jet shoot down was a MiG-23.

Some reports speak of an L-39 warplane was shoot down.

“The air-defenses have shot down an L-39 [warplane] killing its pilot after it took off from the Air Academy in Misrata to bomb the civilians in Tarhunah,” Ahmed al-Mismari, a spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA), said in a short press release.

Libyan sources released several photos showing the wreckage of the downed L-39, confirming the LNA’s claims.

The LNA’s Air Defense Force operates at least one Soviet-made 2K12 Kub [SA-6] medium-range air-defense system. The UAE also deployed one Pantsir-S1 short-range air-defense system in the central part of Libya last month.

A day earlier, GNA warplanes killed two civilians and injured four others in area of Sidi Sayih in the outskirt of Tripoli. This incident may have encouraged the LNA to stationed its air-defense systems closer to the capital.

This is not the First time a fighter jet was shot down in Syria

on April 12, 2019, Haftar’s Libyan National Army shot down a Libyan government military aircraft

on April 15, 2019, Libyan government forces have shot down a Libyan National Army MiG-21 fighter jet over Tripoli

on April 24, 2019, LNA forces shot down GNA Air force Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jets In Libya

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