Helicopter Shot Down in Libya, at Least 14 Killed

October 27, 2015 6:19 PM

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A helicopter carrying two senior officers allied to Libya's Islamist-backed Tripoli government was shot down Tuesday near the capitol, killing at least 14 of its 23 passengers, a Tripoli military official said.

Tripoli Chief of Staff spokesman Col. Ali al-Sheikhi said the helicopter departed at noon to transport salaries to the town of Surman and was shot down near the coastal Almaya area west of Tripoli. He added that 14 bodies had been retrieved so far but no survivors had been found.

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