A Libyan National Army Mil Mi helicopter carrying four mercenaries from the Russian Wagner group was crashed in central Libya, the Libyan army said on Wednesday. The military helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances and exploded.
Libyan National Army spokesperson told Anadolu Agency:
“A helicopter carrying Russian mercenaries and ammunition fell in the town of Sukna, in the city of Al-Jufrah. According to preliminary information, the helicopter exploded, killing 4 Russian Wagner mercenaries.”
The spokesman also clarified that the helicopter was heading towards one of the oil fields used by the mercenaries as an operations room.
Local sources reported that the the Russian security company Wagner closed the crashed area, amid the deployment of security forces in the adjacent street.
The military spokesperson also indicated that the helicopter was also carrying weapons and ammunition along with 4 people, which led to its explosion.
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