Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC003a

Incident date

June 2, 2014

Location

معمل أسمنت بنغازي, Benghazi Cement Factory, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.004722, 20.134444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Between one and five civilians were reported killed in an alleged LNA airstrike on the cement factory in Benghazi.

Almasry Alyoum wrote: An Egyptian worker named, 35-years-old, from the village of Habalsa, a member of the Al Qusiya centre in Assiut, was killed on Monday afternoon in a bombing of a cement factory in Benghazi, Libya.

The sources added that “the bombing caused the death of five, including the Egyptian worker”, pointing out that “the body of the dead will reach the village of Habalsa, Tuesday, to his funeral to the last”

Assiut Facetook only reported the death of Mansur Abu Sada Jalal as a result of the airstrike.

Other sources mentioned LNA airstrikes in Benghazi but didn’t report civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • An image shows damages reached out a civilian house in Benghazi followed an alleged LNA airstrike in Benghazi (source: @majjjedomar)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Benghazi Cement Factory (معمل أسمنت بنغازي), for which the coordinates are: 32.004722, 20.134444. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Benghazi Cement Factory (معمل أسمنت بنغازي), for which the coordinates are: 32.004722, 20.134444.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]