Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC067

Incident date

April 4, 2017

Location

الجفرة, 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

Various sources reported an LNA strike near Al-Jufra that allegedly killed a man and injured four Chadian citizens. However, the sources didn’t give information regarding whether the victims were civilians or not.

According to Ali Salim, “there was one dead and four Chadian wounded following night air raids on Al Jufra base.”

Ean Libya reported that there had been no civilian casualties, however, Libya Alaan reported that “the airbase was blown up by aerial bombardment on Tuesday night [April 4th], resulting in the injury of missile launchers who were there”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–4
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda In the Maghreb (AQIM)

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image: Libya after February 17 uprising shows the aftermath of the airstrike

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Jufra (الجفرة) air base. The coordinates for the Jufra air base are 29.203056, 16.0025.

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–4
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda In the Maghreb (AQIM)

Sources (7) [ collapse]