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Sources: Portuguese pilot carried out airstrikes which targeted civilians in Tarhuna, Qasr bin Ghashir & Sog Al-Khmies

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Portuguese mercenary pilot, who the Libyan National Army (LNA) arrested today, had been working for weeks with militias of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), sources told The Address.

29-year-old Jimmy Reiss was captured by LNA forces after his Mirage F1 warplane was shot down by LNA at at Al-Hira area, south of Tripoli.

During the period of his work with GNA militias, Reiss had carried out airstrikes which targeted civilians in Tarhuna, Qasr bin Ghashir and Sog Al-Khmies.

Spokesman of the General Command of LNA, General Brigadier Ahmed al-Mesmari, had confirmed in mid April the presence of foreign soldiers and mercenaries fighting alongside GNA’s militias.

(DETAILED) LNA shoots down GNA’s Mirage F1 & arrests its Portuguese pilot

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