“Former Italian Premier Claims French Missile Accidentally Downed Airliner in 1980 While Attempting to Assassinate Gadhafi”

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Giuliano Amato, a former Italian premier, claimed that a French air force missile accidentally brought down a passenger jet over the Mediterranean Sea in 1980 while attempting to assassinate Libya’s then leader Moammar Gadhafi. Amato appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron to either refute or confirm his assertion about the cause of the crash on June 27, 1980, which killed all 81 persons aboard the Italian domestic flight.

In an interview with Rome daily La Repubblica, Amato said he is convinced that France hit the plane while targeting a Libyan military jet. While acknowledging he has no hard proof, Amato also contended that Italy tipped off Gadhafi, and so the Libyan, who was heading back to Tripoli from a meeting in Yugoslavia, didn’t board the Libyan military jet.”

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