Libya: Maltese Military, Planes Fled From Benghazi Base
(ANSAmed) – VALLETTA, FEBRUARY 21 – Two Libyan fighter planes landed in Valletta this afternoon without permission from Maltese authorities. The two aircrafts had fled from a military base in Benghazi, the epicentre of the anti-Gaddafi revolt in eastern Libya, report Maltese military sources. The four Libyan pilots immediately surrendered to local authorities, according to the sources. Almost at the same time, two civilian helicopters landed in Valletta with seven passengers on board without passports. The individuals said that they are French citizens working for an oil company in Libya.