Libyan government destroys two Ukrainian cargo planes, pilot killed

One or two Ukrainian Il-76 military transport aircraft have been destroyed in Libya by Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, Al Jazeera reports.

Government aircraft attacked the Al-Jufra Airbase belonging to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army.

According to the GNA, a munitions depot and multiple aircraft belonging to Alfa Air were destroyed in the missile attack. Other sources report that the aircraft in question was an An-124 belonging to Libyan Arab Air Cargo or the Kyiv-based air cargo company Europa Air.

The Ukrainian news agency RIA Melitopol reported that a contract pilot from the Ukrainian city of Melitopol was killed in the attack.

  Libya, Il76, Ukraine

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