Various local and international sources reported that an LNA airstrike hit Al-Jufra airbase and a C-130 aircraft with a civil and military delegation from the Misurata Military Council. The strike allegedly killed one member of the delegation and wounded two others. One of the injured was named as Colonel Ibrahim Bayt Al-Mal, the spokesperson of Misurata Military Council.
According to a passenger quoted by Libya Observer, Yousif Ben Yousif, the plane was hit by two bombs. Libya Akhbar noted that “The bombing of a civilian plane carrying a social delegation from the city of Misurata at Al-Jafra airport, the killing of one of the members of the delegation and the injury of others by Al-Karama Airlines led to a wave of local denunciations.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Colonel Ibrahim Bayt Al-Mal, Adult male Via Libya Observer killed
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Reports of the incident mention the Al Jufra Air Base (قاعدة الجفرة الجوية). Analyzing visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location of the strike to these coordinates: 29.181467, 16.009160.