Libyan National Army shoots down a plane over Tripoli, captures pilot with Portuguese nationality (Photos)

The Pro-Haftar Libyan National Army (LNA) on Tuesday has shot down a military aircraft loyal to the Tripoli Government of National Accord (GNA).

In a statement, Pro-Haftar Libyan forces said they had managed to shoot down a GNA-affiliated military aircraft that had attempted to strike positions in Tripoli’s southern ​​Al-Hira district.

“The plane’s pilot, of Portuguese origin, has been detained,” the statement added without providing further details.The GNA, for its part, has yet to comment on the claims.

​On 4 April, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) launched an offensive on Tripoli, which is controlled by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Two days later the GNA announced a counteroffensive dubbed “Volcano of Rage”.

More than 430 people have been killed and more than 2,000 have been injured since the beginning of the offensive on Tripoli.

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