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Libya army downs US-built copters

China Daily | Updated: 2011-04-11 08:04

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan government forces shot down two US-built attack helicopters being used by rebel forces in the east of the country, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim said on Sunday.

He slammed the international community for allowing rebel forces to operate aircraft despite the existence of a no-fly zone over the country following UN Security Council resolution 1973.

"A clear violation was committed by the rebels to resolution 1973 relating to the no-fly zone. The rebels used two Chinook helicopters and they were shot down" near the eastern oil facilities of Brega, he said.

Libya army downs US-built copters

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