Wednesday, July 20, 2016

3 French soldiers killed in Libya, helicopter downed

By Paul Antonopoulos - 20/07/2016
A French helicopter was shot down near the eastern city of Benghazi. Associated Press have reported that there were no survivors in the crash, resulting in the death of three French soldiers. 

 The Associated Press quoted Libyan officials on Tuesday claiming that an Islamist group had shot down the French helicopter.

 Earlier on Wednesday however, France’s Defence Ministry spokesperson Stephane Le Foll confirmed that special forces were operating in Libya without revealing to what capacity.

 The ministry confirmed the death of its three soldiers.

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