Pro-Haftar forces in Libya ‘shoot down Italian drone’ Nov 22, 2019 0 109 12345 Benghazi: Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said they shot down an Italian drone in western Libya, flying in a zone under their control.“We shot down the Italian drone with an anti-aircraft missile, north of Tarhouna,” the rear base of Haftar’s forces, southeast of Tripoli, said Haftar’s spokesman Ahmad al-Mesmari. “We are still waiting for an explanation about the reasons why the drone flew over Libyan territory,” he added.Italy’s ministry of defence said earlier that the drone “crashed on Libyan territory while carrying out a mission” to ensure the safety of oil platforms and fishermen off Libya. “An investigation is under way to determine the causes of the incident,” Rome said, adding that “the flight plan was previously communicated to the Libyan authorities”. (AFP) Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Turkey says 200 Syrians returned to area cleared of Kurd militia Nov 22, 2019 0 1576 Iran’s Guards praise ‘timely’ action against protests Nov 22, 2019 0 120 Lebanese pupils protest against ‘outdated’ curriculum Nov 22, 2019 0 91 Four protesters killed in Iraq’s Baghdad, say medics, police AFP Baghdad Four protesters were killed and dozens wounded in overnight clashes with security forces in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, security and medical sources told AFP on Thursday. Anti-government demonstrators have .. Israel again detains Palestinian governor of Jerusalem: Police AFP Jerusalem Israeli forces detained the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem on Thursday, taking him from his home in the city’s east for interrogation, a police spokesman said. Adnan Ghaith’s apprehension came a day .. 18 militants killed by Burkina Faso police Ouagadougou: Burkina Faso authorities said 18 “terrorists” were killed when they attempted to attack a police base in the north of the country, where security services have been struggling to quell a rising jihadist .. PM Netanyahu indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust AFP Jerusalem Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on a range of corruption charges on Thursday, potentially spelling an end to his decades-long political career. Attorney General ..