Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC069

Incident date

April 20, 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

Social media sources reported two LNA airstrikes in Al-Fatayih East of Derna with a MiG-21 and a MiG-23BN.

Press Solidarity reported that the Irsa School for Girls in Al-Fatayih had to shut down temporarily as it was constantly hit by shrapnel from the bombing but didn’t mention any civilian harm: “The school administration explained on Thursday that the suspension of the study was to protect the safety of the students and the school staff as a result of the school’s exposure during the working hours of the fall of a large number of shrapnel on the building and the windows of the classrooms and in the yards of the school.”

Libya News Today reported that civilian house was destroyed and damaged by the strikes: “A military aircraft belonging to Omar al-Mukhtar’s operation room, MiG-21, shelled an area near civilian houses on Wednesday, destroying a house and damaging other houses.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (7) [ collapse]