May 7, 2019 / 1:29 PM / 18 days ago

Haftar's forces shoot down Tripoli government warplane south of capital

BENGHAZI, Libya, May 7 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar shot down a Tripoli government warplane south of the Libyan capital on Tuesday, witnesses and the Libyan National Army (LNA) said.

The LNA media unit released pictures of what it said was the pilot with blood on his face receiving medical treatment while seated on a chair. Another picture showed an LNA commander, Abdulsalam al-Hassi, standing behind him. (Reporting by Ayman al-Werfalli; Writing by Ahmed Elumami; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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