By Libya Herald reporters.
Benghazi, 15 August 2017:
Libyan National Army (LNA) pilot Colonel Adel Jehani whose aircraft was downed over Derna was killed by a single shot to the head, a pathologist has claimed.
The Libyan Red Crescent brought Jehani’s body back the Benghazi today by helicopter. The mujahideen in Derna originally said that Jehani and his co-pilot Waeel Waqwaq were captured when after they had ejected from their Mig-21. However a later statement said that Jehani had been executed in revenge for LNA air attacks on the town. The fate of Waqwaq is still unknown.
Jehani’s killing triggered a total LNA lockdown on Derna, which has only been lifted to allow in some medical supplies. A supply vessel approaching the port was reportedly destroyed by a helicopter gunship on Saturday. The LNA claimed it had been carrying “terrorists, ammunition and weapons” but did not say from where it had come.
Jehani was buried in Benghazi following afternoon prayers today.