first published on May 8, 2019 by Will
Video footage released by the Libyan National Army (LNA) reportedly shows the capture and subsequent questioning of a Portuguese mercenary fighter pilot yesterday in Tripoli.
The foreign national identifies himself as “Jimmy Reese” and claims that he is Portuguese, although his accent is hard to pinpoint.
The detainee man was flying a French-made F1 Mirage fighter jet when he was shot down and claims he was contracted to destroy bridges and roads.
Privately contracted foreign national pilots have been used by both sides for years.