Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC045

Incident date

October 17, 2016

Location

درنة‎, port, Derna, Libya

Geolocation

32.763333, 22.654722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One fisherman was killed and another injured when an airstrike hit their boat in the waters off Derna, according to local reports.

Al Nabaa reported that one civilian was killed and another wounded in an LNA airstrike on the port of Derna. Al Nabaa later reported the dead man was a fisherman who was killed when his boat was hit off the coast.

Alwasat reported the strike occurred at 11 AM and listed the dead man’s name as Wanis al-Haj. His injured colleague was named as Akram Bouktaouh. The report noted that there had reportedly been warnings issued not to fish in the area as boats might be targeted. Ean Libya gave the dead fisherman’s name as Wanis al Haj.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A picture shows the body of fisherman Nis al-Haj who was killed followed an alleged LNA airstrike on the port of Derna (via Alwasat)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (8) [ collapse]