According to the reporters, not less than 20 people had lost their lives when a Libyan military helicopter was shot down, as said by the security officials. The helicopter had been carrying money to the bank in the city of Sorman, wet of Tripoli, and crashed in to the sea.
As per the Col. Taher al Gharabli, head of the military junta in Sabratha, west of the capital, the air craft had been fired by the gunmen when it was passing through the town of al Maya. He added that all the occupants had been put to death.
It had been revealed by Al Gharabli that among the dead were Col. Huseein Boudia, head of the command of military operations of Fajr Libya militia in the western region, and Nour al Din al Kilani, a member of the reconciliation committee.
Since 2011, Libya is in civil war and chaos after the successful uprising against the dictatorship O`Muammar Gaddafi.
The city of Derna was been captured by a group known as Majlis Shura Shabab al Islam declared allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in November. The responsibility for the number of incidents had been claimed by this group, including the execution of two Tunisian journalists and an attack at a hotel in Tripoli in which 10 people had lost their lives in January.