Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC066

Incident date

March 29, 2017

Location

درنة الفتايح, Al Fatayah, Derna, Libya

Geolocation

32.733611, 22.645278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

An LNA airplane conducted strikes in Al-Fatayih, according to various sources. Libya Al Mostakbal reported there were no human casualties but a herd of sheep got hit and some of the animals were killed.

Several sources claimed that the plane later crashed over Tobruk into the Tersha neighbourhood, which led to the death of the pilot Saleh Jawda.

Mohamed Idris Mansori later posted a statement from the Derna Shura Council on Twitter stating that there were casualties from the airstrike itself. However, the plane crashed into the house of the Elkishi family, killing both husband and wife. Libyan News Network‎ said that three residents died.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Image: Libya Observer
  • Image: Alnabaa

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Fatayah (درنة الفتايح), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.733611, 22.645278. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Fatayah (درنة الفتايح).

    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
    2 – 3
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]