The self-styled Libyan National Army claims to have shot down an MiG-23UB of UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)’s Air Force in Weshtata area, located between Tarhuna and Bani Walid.
Both of the Libyan pilots of the MiG-23UB were reported to have died on the crash.
Libya has been torn by violence and division since long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi was deposed and killed in 2011.
There is no authority has full control over Libya and the country is torn between several political and military factions., Out of them, the two most important of which are led by Prime Minister Sarraj and Gen Haftar.
Gen Haftar, one of Gadaffi’s close allies who live in exile in the US, started an offensive against the government in April.
He built up a power base in the east and has won some support from France, Egypt and the UAE.
Libyans have mixed feelings towards him due to his past association with Gadaffi and US connections, but do credit him for driving Islamist militants out of much of the city of Benghazi and its surroundings.