Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC060

Incident date

February 9, 2017

Location

قاعدة الجفرة الجوية, Jufra air base, Jufra, Libya

Geolocation

29.203056, 16.0025 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

The Libya Observer reported that LNA warplanes bombed the Al-Jufra airbase, “killing two and wounding 12.” It was not clear from the report if the victims were civilians or combatants.  

EAN Libya reported that six people were killed and wounded, but again did not provide a breakdown.

Libya News reported that two members of the “Ministry of Defense of the GNA government” were killed and six wounded. Ewan Libya also reported that the dead were “two militants” and said 14 others had been wounded. 218 TV put the number injured at 12. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–14
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image: Against the day 17 shows the aftermath of the airstrikes

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Jufra Air Base (قاعدة الجفرة الجوية), for which the generic coordinates are: 29.203056, 16.0025. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–14
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]