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An opposition Libyan news website reported on Tuesday that rebels flying a MiG 23 warplane and a helicopter sank two pro-Gaddafi warships off the eastern coast near the town of Adjabiyah.
The Brnieq online newspaper quoted an unnamed air force officer at the Benina airbase in Benghazi as saying the two aircraft also bombed an unspecified number of tanks near Brega and Ajdabiya, two towns that fell to pro-Gaddafi forces on Tuesday. (Reuters)
Originally posted by mayabong
This on twitter.
Jet fighter pilot who crashed into Bab Azizia, Gaddafi's secure compound in Tripoli is confirmed, huge fire erupting #Libya #Feb17
# Jet fighter pilot who crashed into Bab Azizia, Gaddafi's secure compound in Tripoli is confirmed, huge fire erupting #Libya #Feb17 about 1 hour ago via web
# ربي ينصرنا انشالله #Libya #Feb17 #gaddaficrimes about 1 hour ago via web
# All sorts of news coming from Tripoli, please try not to tweet at this moment as situation is critical #Libya #Feb17 about 1 hour ago via web
# Earlier tweet regarding the bombing of Gardabiyah airbase in Sirte bombed by the Free Libyan Air Force is now confirmed #Libya #Feb17
Al Manara media reports a fighter jet has crashed into Bab Azizia (gaddafi's compound in Tripoli) we can not confirm this yet #libya #Feb17 about 1 hour ago via web
Reading online about the huge fire that erupted inside Bab Al-Ziziyah, Gaddafi's stronghold, due to a fighter jet from the defected Free Libyan Airforce used to crash into the compound. Suddenly thinking about the pilot...if this is confirmed news and it was a martyr mission, hoping against hope that he's alive...wherever you are, I love you and you deserve to live. Praying for you. You brought hope to those on the ground, please be alive.
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So far, facebook is the only source I've seen carrying any of the information about the attack on the naval ships, aquisition of fighter jets, and the plane crash in the compound.
All other media sources just carrying last reports of pro gad...dafi advance. Could someone advise on the sources of the reports ?See More
4 minutes ago
Timo Gambke well said anne. i hope he`s still alive but the chances are very small. looks like he wanted to be a martyr for the people and freedom and thats a decision only few are strong enough to take.
Any international media-proved news about the crashed jet? Please give links. Otherwise some people might think the rebels start to tell stories the same way as Gaddafi does.
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Mader Levap This is exactly my concern. This is why I want independent verification.
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Yazzy Al Almanara media
14 minutes ago
Cris Aldea ff informed AJE in ajbadiya they have also use warplanes to bombed kadafy forces
8 minutes ago
On March 15, pro-Gaddafi troops attacked Ajdabiya. Reuters announced that civilians and rebels were massively retreating from Ajdabiya, giving up their position, which was confirmed by a journalist from Le Monde. Soon after, the official Libyan television announced that the forces of Gaddafi were in full control of Ajdabiya. Several sources reported that the opposition's air force has destroyed and sunk two Gaddafi warships and hit a third, off the coast of Ajdabiya and Benghazi. The previously unknown "Free Libyan Air Force" should have attacked the ships with MiG-23s and helicopters. Al Gurdabiyya air base near Sirte and three military convoys are also attacked by the Free Libyan Air Force. Details and reliability of these reports are unknown. The Associated Press said the rebels sent "two antiquated warplanes" out of a small number they control which struck a Libyan government warship bombarding Ajddabiya. In the meantime, the oil town of Brega was reclaimed by pro-Gaddafi forces.  Google maps show that the desert breaks away to farmland and trees near Benghazi, and the rebel tactics may have changed to withdraw into terrain that’s better suited to a lightly equipped rebel force where they could try to simply bleed the regime dry.  By that evening, there were conflicting reports that rebel forces in Ajdabiya had eather retreated from the city or there were still some fighting. However, it was confirmed that loyalist forces had entered the city centre earlier in the day. Al Jazeera estimated that Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, a former Gaddafi colonel who recently joined the rebel army, has 8,000 men in his disposal and heavy weapons to defend Benghazi.
Originally posted by MisterMiyagi
reply to post by tarifa37
Sorry I was out earlier but can confirm the BBC report did indeed mention there was excited talk in the city that a suicide pilot had flown into Gaddafis HQ.
Looks like a false alarm.