Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC016

Incident date

May 5, 2015

Location

درنة, Darnah, Libya

Geolocation

32.76704, 2263669 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One child died in an alleged LNA airstrike on Darnah, according to local media.

The Libya Observer reported: “A baby from the Al-Harir family was killed in a dignity operation airstrike in Darnah. The airstrike targeted the Shabia apartment buildings causing extensive damage to Musa Al-Harir’s apartment and destroying cars parked on the street below.”

Libya’s Channel also reported that the alleged LNA airstrike hit a residential building in the Ghazi neighbourhood of Darnah. The site said that three civilians from one family had been injured, but didn’t give any names.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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)

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A picture shows the house targeted followed an alleged LNA airstrike on Derna which led to killing a child (Source: Libya's Channel)
  • Pictures of the aftermath (via TAbugharsa)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A picture shows Obwa Musa Al Harir, killed followed an alleged LNA airstrike on her house in Derna (Source: Mohamed Elfatih El Darnawi)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Darnah (درنة) for which the generic coordinates are: 32.76704, 22.63669. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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)

Sources (7) [ collapse]