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2019-08-09 Africa North
Libyan Airlines flight survives missile attack by Haftar's militias
[Libya Observer] Mitiga Airport authority confirmed Wednesday that a Libyan Airlines flight has survived a missile attack on the airport.

The plane was coming from Ghat airport, according to the airport's management on Facebook.

Air traffic was suspended immediately at the airport before being resumed hours later.

The Special Deterrent Force (SDF) responsible for securing the airport had indicated on numerous occasions that Haftar's militias are the ones responsible for the frequent targeting of Mitiga International Airport.

Posted by Fred 2019-08-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [209 views ]  Top
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#1 No (reliable) way to know if this actually happened, but any faction that shoots at airliners is filth.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-09 10:36||   2019-08-09 10:36|| Front Page Top

#2 No (reliable) way to know if this actually happened, but any faction that shoots at airliners is filth.

In the heat of battle, it's not always easy to distinguish between civilian airliners and military transports. That's presumably why Malaysian and Iranian passenger jets were shot down by Russian-backed Ukrainian rebels and our Navy guys respectively.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2019-08-09 19:42||   2019-08-09 19:42|| Front Page Top

#3 I believe civilian airframes are also used by various countries in intel gathering and maritime patrol roles, which can only add to the confusement.
Posted by SteveS 2019-08-09 19:51||   2019-08-09 19:51|| Front Page Top

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