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2019-08-09 Africa North
Libyan Airlines flight survives missile attack by Haftar's militias
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Posted by Fred 2019-08-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10809 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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