Fighter jet shot down over Benghazi in Libya

By REUTERS
March 19, 2011 09:39

 
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BENGHAZI - A fighter jet was shot down on Saturday over the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi, a Reuters witness said.

"I saw the plane circle around, come out of the clouds, head towards an apparent target, and then it was hit and went straight down in flames and a huge billow of black smoke went up," Reuters correspondent Angus MacSwan said.

"It seems it was attacking the Benghazi military barracks."

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