Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC063

Incident date

March 4, 2017

Location

مدرسة تحرير ليبيا, راس لانوف, Medical Centre, Ras Lanuf, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

30.582425, 18.418298 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Various sources reported LNA airstrikes in Libya’s oil crescent. Strikes in all the major oil ports were mentioned but no further details on the exact locations were given, except for one source which said a raid took place in the Ras Lanuf area.

Human Rights Solidarity later said that one strike hit the Ras Lanuf Medical Centre, resulting in the deaths of two or three ambulance drivers and another man who was taking care of a patient. The strike reportedly also caused damage to the hospital building and two ambulance cars outside. Libya Today TV posted images of the damage on Facebook and also said there were casualties.

Manila Bulletin reported that at least nine soldiers were also killed near Sidra and Ras Lanuf.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (3–4 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of the Medical Centre (مدرسة تحرير ليبيا) in Ras Lanuf (راس لانوف), for which the generic coordinates are: 30.582425, 18.418298. 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
    3 – 4
  • (3–4 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]