Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC078

Incident date

March 4, 2018

Location

درنة حي الزنتان, al-Zintan or Sayeda Khadija, Derna, Libya

Geolocation

32.785833, 22.5725 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians were reportedly injured in what was described as indiscriminate LNA artillery shelling on the Al-Zintan neighbourhood in western Derna.

@Abo_moslem4036 reported a “random bombardment” at the west of the entrance to the Darna al-Zintan neighbourhood, which injured three women, a child and a man.

@deskdrnoe cited the LNA for bombing a residential area.

Libya Observer said the four civilians were injured by “heavy artillery shelling” by fighters loyal to Haftar. Citing local authorities, the Observer said that a “wife and a husband, as well as their daughter”, were injured.

Libya al Akhbar reported that three civilians were injured “in an artillery attack carried out by gunmen” loyal to the LNA. The report said the artillery had his Al-Zintan neighbourhood, and that one of the shells directly hit the house of Jamal al-Kubailit, which led the injury of his wife and daughter.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

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
    3–5
  • 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]