It is known that the militants fired a helicopter from large-caliber machine guns and MANPADS. As a result of a rocket of a portable anti-aircraft missile system, the crew and the helicopter landing force were killed.
According to sources from social networks, the rotorcraft was hit three days ago. On board were French special forces, one Jordanian and representatives of the armed forces of Libya itself. Militants who shot down a helicopter claim that it was Russian-made. And in the messages of jihadzis it says that this is Mi-35 - an upgraded version of Mi-24.
It should be noted that in Libya at the moment there is no unified army and unified government. Conflicting among themselves "Cabinet" at once three. Each of them insists on its legitimacy. Against this background, more and more areas are being transferred under the control of militants of various groups, including ISIS.