Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC178

Incident date

August 5, 2019

Location

اربع شوارع الحافلة المحروقة, Vicinity of the Burnt Bus Junction, Surt, Libya

Geolocation

30.830404, 16.541043 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly killed in a Turkish airstrike near Sirte.

Lana News wrote: “Two people were killed and a child was wounded by a Turkish warplane that supported the Al-Wifaq militia, which targeted a Sirte truck and another civilian vehicle near the city of Sirte.

Medical sources at Ibn Sina hospital in Sirte said on Monday that a truck driver and his companion were killed while their trucks were being targeted.”

It added: “The victim was travelling from Sabha to Benghazi and was shot and then shelled at the intersection known as the “burned bus junction” on the road of Waddan – Abu Hadi.”

Afrigate reported: “Two people were killed and a child was wounded by a Turkish warplane that supported the Al-Wefaq militia [GNA], which targeted a truck from Sirte and another civilian vehicle near the city of Sirte.

Medical sources at Ibn Sina hospital in Sirte said on Monday that a truck driver and his companion were killed while their trucks were being targeted.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Sami Suleiman Meftah Bouferneh
Adult male Father killed
Mahab
11 years old male Son injured

The victims were named as:

Mohammed Salem Al Qarqai
Adult male killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Burnt Bus Junction (اربع شوارع الحافلة المحروقة), for which the generic coordinates are: 30.796363, 16.538437. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Picture of one of the alleged victims (via Akhbar Libya 24)
  • Picture of the injured child (via Akhbar Libya 24)
  • The alleged aftermath of the incident (via Akhbar Libya 24)

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]