BREAKING: Plane With 118 Passengers Reported Hijacked… Threats to Blow up Plane
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While en route from the Libyan city of Sabha to the capital of Tripoli early Friday morning, Afriqiyah Airways A320 was commandeered by two hijackers who claimed they would blow it up with hand grenades unless it was promptly rerouted to Malta.
According to a story at Conservative Tribune
“The plane was forced to land in Malta at the hijackers’ request,” a board member of Afriqiyah Airways later confirmed with The Wall Street Journal. “We don’t know the reason they are doing this.”
What was known was the hijackers had been observed waving green flags and had claimed to be members of Al Fatah Al Gadida, a group that reportedly supported deceased Libya dictator Muammar Gaddafi, as noted by the Times of Malta.
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