Reuters correspondent sees stricken plane plummet to earth in flames over rebel-held city
A fighter jet was shot down on Saturday over the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi, a Reuters witness said.
"I saw the plane circle around, come out of the clouds, head towards an apparent target, and then it was hit and went straight down in flames and a huge billow of black smoke went up," Reuters correspondent Angus MacSwan said.
"It seems it was attacking the Benghazi military barracks."
Libyan government forces are involved in no military action in or around the eastern rebel-held city of Benghazi, a government spokesman said on Saturday.
"There are no attacks whatesover on Benghazi. As we said, we are observing the ceasefire and we want international observers to come," Mussa Ibrahim, the spokesman, told Reuters.
"There are rebels attacking villages and towns trying to instigate outside military intervention."