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East Libya forces say they shot down a drone

BENGHAZI, Libya, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Eastern-based Libyan forces said on Monday they had shot down a drone near Benghazi’s Benina airport after footage circulated on social media showing a burning object fall from the sky and explode in a field.

A senior officer in Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) said in a statement posted on its official channels that the drone was unidentified.

Libya has been teetering on the edge of chaos for months after the eastern-based parliament rejected the unity government in Tripoli, which was installed through a U.N.-backed process last year, and appointed a rival administration. (Reporting by Ayman al-Warfali; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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