Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC030

Incident date

May 19, 2016

Location

الوشكة, Al-Wushka, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.371944, 15.567778 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to various local sources a GNA/Misurata Air Force airstrike hit a car while targeting ISIS forces. Two members of the al-Mazoughi family, a man and his wife, were reportedly severely injured. The incident took place near the villages Al-Washka, Al-Qadihah and Zamzam.

In addition, ten ISIS members were reported killed in the strike, including Tunisian, Sudanese, Somali and Libyan citizens.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    ISIS - Libya

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Footage shows the moment GNA airforce conducted several airstrikes targeting ISIS convoy in Sirte (Source: GNA airforce media)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al-Wushka (الوشكة). The coordinates for Al-Wushka are: 31.371944, 15.567778.

Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    ISIS - Libya

Sources (2) [ collapse]