Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC057

Incident date

January 3, 2017

Location

قاعدة الجفرة الجوية, Al Jufra Air Base, Jufra, Libya

Geolocation

29.181467, 16.009160 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Various local and international sources reported that an LNA airstrike hit Al-Jufra airbase and a C-130 aircraft with a civil and military delegation from the Misurata Military Council. The strike allegedly killed one member of the delegation and wounded two others. One of the injured was named as Colonel Ibrahim Bayt Al-Mal, the spokesperson of Misurata Military Council.

According to a passenger quoted by Libya Observer, Yousif Ben Yousif, the plane was hit by two bombs. Libya Akhbar noted that “The bombing of a civilian plane carrying a social delegation from the city of Misurata at Al-Jafra airport, the killing of one of the members of the delegation and the injury of others by Al-Karama Airlines led to a wave of local denunciations.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A wounded civilian is treated following the airstrike (via Libya Akhbar)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Jufra Air Base (قاعدة الجفرة الجوية). Analyzing visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location of the strike to these coordinates: 29.181467, 16.009160.

  • Evidence of the strike can be seen in a comparison of satellite imagery available. On the left an image from February 2nd, 2016, and on the right an image from January 19th, 2017.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Reports of the incident mention the Al Jufra Air Base (قاعدة الجفرة الجوية).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (22) [ collapse]