Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC032

Incident date

June 9, 2016

Location

درنة‎ شركة الجبل, Mountain Company factory, Derna, Libya

Geolocation

32.769444, 22.617222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

At least three and as many as six civilians – most of them children – died in airstrikes on Derna, according to sources on the ground.

LNA reported that its MiG-23 carried out air raids near the Western gates of Derna. While the LNA report didn’t mention civilian casualties, local sources reported between three and five dead and eight injured civilians in Bab Sheha in the western part of the city centre. Alwasat identified three names including two children.

According to Arabi21, “two children and a woman were killed in the city of Derna, east as a result of the bombing by military aircraft belonging to Khalifa Hafter. Others, including children, were wounded.”

Heba Mahmoud put the death toll higher, with “a woman and five children killed and four residential buildings damaged by shelling”.

Wkalat Wady Dynar Alakhbarya joined some other sources in reporting that a middle-aged woman died in addition to children, though no name was given.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

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    A video from the hospital shows the child who was killed following an alleged LNA airstrike in Derna (Source: Al-Ahd media)
  • Another video shows the several strikes conducted in various places in Derna city (Source: Al Nabaa TV)
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    Footage shows the funeral of the two victims (Source: al Nabaa TV)
  • A picture shows a civilian house destroyed following an alleged LNA airstrike on Derna (Source: Alwasat news)
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    A picture shows a child, killed or injured followed an alleged LNA airstrike on Derna (Source: Alwasat news)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (18) [ collapse]