The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shot down a fighter jet owned by Fajr Libya militia in the northern coastal city of Sirte, killing its pilot Gen. Mukhtar Fakrun.
The terror group claimed responsibility for downing the L-39 aircraft via its official social media account Aamaq Agency.
Fajr Libya militia has launched a wide-scale offensive dubbed “Bunyan Marsous” against ISIS positions in Sirte. The military operation is backed by US airstrikes as well.
On Monday, July 8th, US fighter jets conducted 12 airstrikes against the terror group in the coastal city, killing scores of jihadists and destroying several staging points and vehicles.