From Business Standard
Libyan jihadists said they downed a plane belonging to forces of a rogue general, but a source close to the officer said it crashed because of a technical fault.
The military aircraft came down in Al-Baida in eastern Libya after carrying out air strikes targeting Islamists in Derna farther east, a spokesman for general Khalifa Haftar said.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, he said the crash happened because of a “technical” glitch, and added that the pilot was killed.
But the Ansar al-Sharia jihadist group, which Washington classifies as a “terrorist organisation” said on social networks that its militants fired a missile at the plane.
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