Not so much that they had the weapons to bring down a fighter jet, but that they actually had a fighter jet in the first place. How do these ragtag rebels get the funds for that kind of advanced military technology?
REUTERS –A warplane was shot down on Saturday over the Libyan city of Benghazi and an opposition activist said it was a rebel fighter jet hit by accident.
The city came under attack from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi on Saturday, including air strikes by planes loyal to the government.
“The fighter jet that was brought down this morning, was a revolutionary fighter jet and was hit by mistake. There is no communication on the ground,” said Sharif, head of the British-Libyan Solidarity Campaign.
Earlier, Reuters correspondent Angus MacSwan described seeing the warplane come down.
“I saw the plane circle around, come out of the clouds, head toward an apparent target, and then it was hit and went straight down in flames and a huge billow of black smoke went up,” he said.