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Portugal denies having a pilot in Libya

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A spokesman for the Portuguese Defense Ministry said that there is no pilot of the Portuguese Air Force pilots are missing, and that the Air Force does not currently have a mission in Libya and does not have the Mirage F1 within its fleet, according to Agence France-Presse.

Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said he was not sure the pilot was Portuguese, according to Lusa news agency.

The Libyan National Army on Tuesday arrested a mercenary pilot who said he is from Portugal after shooting down his Mirage F1 while fighting under the Fayez al-Sarraj Government in Tripoli.

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