21 February 2014

Tunisia: Libyan Diplomat Denies Presence of Al-Qaida Members On Board Crashed Plane

Nabeul — The chargé d'affaires of Libya's Embassy in Tunis Mokhtar Salem Drira denied news that members of Al-Qaida were among the victims of the Libyan military rescue plane that crashed in the early hours of Friday in the province of Grombalia (governorate of Nabeul).

In a statement to the press, the Libyan diplomat who went to the site of the crash , said that "two injured civilians were on board the aircraft on their way to Tunis for medical treatment".

The plane crew includes 5 people , in addition to a doctor and three patients' companions , he added.

The Libyan military Antonov (An-26) plane is an air ambulance meant for civilians and servicemen, the Libyan diplomat declared.

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