Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC068

Incident date

April 14, 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

The LNA reportedly bombed in the Al-Fatayih neighbourhood in Derna near the Faculty of Agriculture, resulting in the death of one six-month-old child.

According to Libya Al Khabar, “A child from the eastern Libyan city of Derna died on Friday [April 14th] after falling into a coma after an airstrike close to his family’s home”.

Libya Alahrar TV also said that a child died in a strike “carried out by Al-Karama aircraft.”

Al Nabaa reported a week after the incident that the child was part of the Shinib family.

Some other sources, including S777 and  Libya Today TV – reported “material damage” to the area but “no loss of life”.

fares11elforsan said that the strike targeted “al-Qaeda in the vicinity of the Faculty of Agriculture”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • A child of Shinib family Child Via Al Nabaa killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

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

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
    1
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]