Between seven and ten civilians were allegedly killed and 25 more injured by a NATO airstrike on Al Argoub.
The BBC said: “Seven civilians died and 25 were hurt in a coalition air strike on a pro-Gaddafi convoy in eastern Libya, a doctor there has told the BBC. Dr Suleiman Refardi said Wednesday’s raid happened in the village of Zawia el Argobe, 15km (9 miles) from Brega. The strike hit a truck carrying ammunition, and the resulting explosion destroyed two nearby homes. All the dead were between the ages of 12 and 20, Dr Refardi said. Nato says it is investigating the claim.”
The source added: “Dr Refardi told the BBC that the Libyan government convoy had included tanks, artillery and trucks carrying ammunition. A direct hit on an ammunition truck and trailer in a street in Zawia el Argobe sent a hail of shrapnel into nearby houses, he said. Four of the dead were female, including three children from the same family, aged between 12 and 16, the BBC’s Ben Brown reports from Brega. Three boys, aged between 14 and 20, were also killed.”
Various local condolence pages named ten victims and posted pictures of them. Alkhdra posted the name of one combatant killed.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Hajar Hamid Muhammad Saad Al-Madham Al-Maghribi Child female killed
- Amraji Musa Sa`id Al-Amma Al-Maghribi Adult male killed
- Abd al-Mawla Nasr Ali Muhammad Moamen Qadum al-Maghribi Child male killed
- Asma Muhammad Imran Younis Al-Huni Al-Maghribi Child female killed
- Hana Muhammad Imran Younis Al-Huni Child female killed
- Haniyeh Saeed Musa Saeed Al-Ami Child female killed
- Yunus Ali Muhammad Moamen Adult male killed
- Umm Shnaf Muhammad Imran Yunus Adult female killed
- Salama Abdullah Hasan Askar Bu Khamada Adult female killed
- Faraj Al-Mabrouk Ali Muhammad Moamen Child male killed
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Argoub (العرقوب), for which the generic coordinates are: 30.315587, 19.680170. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.