Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC039a

Incident date

August 12, 2016

Location

بالقرب مدرسة خليج التحدي, Vicinity of Gulf Challenge School, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.190547, 16.571441 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Various sources reported the death of Mohammed al-Qadhafi as a result of a US airstrike on his family home in Sirte.

Tek burns everything said on Facebook: “Mohammed al-Qadhafi, from Farajan of the family of Alwasa name of his mother, Haniyeh Faraj, lives in outside the planned district next to the Gulf Challenge School. Today, it was bombed in Sirte. To be aware, he and his mother only and their financial situation is very difficult.”

Issa Abdelkayoum reported: “The American airliner allied to the Presidential Council and Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous targets a Libyan family in the city of Sirte and leads to the death of the child Mohammad al-Saadi Gaddafi (God’s mercy be upon him). I send my condolences to the familiy. We in Benghazi are almost familiar with one another!”

Other sources posted similar information and condolences,

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    United States Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    Translation: Mohammed Gaddafi. His cousins from Farjan tribal (Alwasat family) his mother name is Hania Farj Alwasat, he was killed by the US strike in Sirte Lait broad name of his mother Haniya Faraj broad died by bombing the US air in Sirte. He live with his mother (Source: @wady_dynar)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity of the Gulf Challenge School (مدرسة خليج التحدي), located within the city of Sirte (سرت‎). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for the school are: 31.199115, 16.594927.

United States Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United States Armed Forces
  • United States Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    United States Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]