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Aircraft crashed over Misrata due to technical failure: GNA Forces Spox

The military spokesperson for the Government of National Accord forces (GNA), Colonel Mohammed Gnounou, said an affiliated fighter jet has crashed on Thursday due to a technical failure during conducting airstrike against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the western city of Misrata and its pilot was killed.

However, the LNA announced that it downed the fighter jet, said the LNA media office.

This is the second jet to crash from the GNA forces since the LNA launched its operation to seize Tripoli on April 4.

On the other side, Gnounou said his forces advanced in the Tripoli Airport road and gained new positions in the direction of Ramlah, destroyed six military vehicles and two tankers.

In his daily press briefing, Gnounou noted that GNA aircraft carried out 14 airstrikes over the last three days against several position of the LNA.

The southern suburbs of Tripoli have seen violent confrontations between GNA forces and the LNA since Khalifa Haftar launched a military operation to control the city.

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