Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC021

Incident date

November 24, 2015

Location

مسلاتة, Msallata, Murqub, Libya

Geolocation

32.584018, 14.036651 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Five civilians died, and up to 16 more were wounded in an airstrike or artillery attack on a checkpoint in Msallata near Khoms, local media reported.

According to Reda Issa, “Misurata Central Hospital received the bodies of five martyrs who were killed by the treacherous bombing Tuesday morning at the Maslata gate.”

Abdulwahab Mlitan also reported five deaths – and the injury of five more people, while Libya Schannel put the death toll at five but said that as many as 16 more were wounded.

Alwasat provided the most detail, reporting: “A spokesman for the military council in Misurata, Ibrahim Bait al-Mal, said the bombing of the army police gate near Maslata on Tuesday was not the result of a suicide bombing and was likely to be caused by a missile or aerial bombardment. The explosion occurred at 9:00 am, and we learned that there was a massive explosion at a gate near the city of Al-Khums, which is called Misrata Gate, 120 kilometres east of Tripoli. It is located in Misratah. The explosion caused a significant gap in the ground up to almost three meters.

“Bait al-Mal added that the wounded included six civilians who were passing by the location. Four other members of the military police were also wounded, and the wounded were expected to be interviewed as witnesses to the incident.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    16
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Exclusive photos for Al-Nabaa TV - of the site of the bombing of the gate of Missilata/Khomas gate (Source: Al Naba TV)
  • Translation: A car bomb exploded at the gates of the military police, killing five people and wounding several others There is no power but from God (Source: @wahbe_mlitan)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    16
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]