US AFRICOM: Terrorists surveillance missions won’t stop after downing of aircraft over Tripoli

The spokesman for the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) Col. Chris Karns has rejected calls for revealing the exact location where the AFRICOM aircraft was lost after they had announced that it crashed over Tripoli on last Thursday.

Karns told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that investigations into the incident are still underway by AFRICOM.

He indicated that surveillance missions over Libya for the AFRICOM are still ongoing as they aim to monitor and hinder the activities of terrorist groups in Libya.

Karns also said that the Libyan National Army and the Government of National Accord are aware of the surveillance missions of the US aircraft in support of the anti-terrorism efforts.

AFRICOM announced Friday that it had lost contact with one of its aircraft over Tripoli, without revealing any further details.

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