Forces loyal to a strong Libyan commander say two navy planes crashed on Sunday over a village in japanese Libya, killing at the least two officers
CAIRO — Forces loyal to a strong Libyan commander stated two navy planes crashed on Sunday in over a village in japanese Libya, killing at the least two officers.
The self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces, led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, stated the helicopters collided within the air over the village of Msus, 130 kilometers (about 81 miles) southeast of the town of Benghazi.
A two-officer crew, together with Brig. Gen. Bouzied al-Barrasi, was killed within the crash, whereas the second helicopter crew survived, the LAAF stated in a short assertion. The assertion didn’t give the reason for crash and stated the helicopters have been on a navy mission.
Mohammad Younes Menfi, head of Libya’s Presidential Council, mourned the 2 officers.
Hifter’s forces management japanese and most of southern Libya. The crash got here as they’ve been battling Chadian fighters in Libya’s southern areas on the border with Chad.
The clashes erupted final week and will additional destabilize the broader Sahel area, after Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was killed in April in battels between his authorities and Chadian rebels.