An unknown aircraft bombed the Bab Tobruk neighbourhood near the medical centre in Derna, which led to the death of a woman and her child, according to local and international sources.
The three strikes, which reportedly targeted the Shura Council, damaged the Al Wahda hospital and the Omar bin Khattab mosque in the Zuhour district of Bab Tobruk. According to various sources, the strikes also hit a neighbourhood that wasn’t controlled by ISIS.
No warring party in Libya or any foreign government claimed responsibility for the attack. Libya Observer and Digital Journal later reported that Muftah Hamza, commander of the Al-Hilah axis, had accused the UAE of being responsible for the strikes.
Saqr el-Jerroushi from Libya’s internationally recognised government accused a “neighbouring country” of having conducted the airstrikes.
Ean Youth reported that “four people, including a child, a woman and two other youths” were killed. Other sources added that heavy damage had been caused to homes in the area.
Alnabaa News reported that of the four killed, two were “fighters of the Mujahideen Shura Council of Darnah”, suggesting that they were not civilians.
Alwasat news has listed the four victims names including one child, his mother and two adults.
While it has been stated in the HRW report that “Two bombs struck the Al-Wahda Hospital compound in the Bab Tobruk area, killing at least two civilians, including a child, and causing extensive damage”.
The incident occured at approximately 5:00 am local time.
- Mistura al-Derasi Age unknown female Via Alwasat news killed
- Mohammed Juma Child male Via Alwasat news killed
- Walid Boukhatwa Age unknown male Via Alwasat news killed
- Muhamed al-Obeidi Age unknown male Via Alwasat news killed
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Reports of the incident mention several airstrikes targeting the Bab Tobruk (باب طبرق) neighborhood in Derna (درنة). After investigating visual material from sources, we narrowed the locations of these airstrikes to a parking lot and a medical complex, the exact coordinates for which are 32.755768, 22.639904 and 32.752637, 22.640017, respectively. At least two civilians were killed in the strike targeting the latter location.