Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-074

Incident date

April 23, 2011

Location

سبها‎, Sabha, Libya

Geolocation

27.038804, 14.426567 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Dozens of civilians were reportedly injured in a NATO airstrike near Sabha.

A video by Libya Tears showed footage of civilians being treated in a hospital after an alleged  airstrike. The caption reads: “This is what NATO has done to protect civilians with Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973. At the instigation of our brothers and God, the killing of children and the displacement of safe families instil fear in the hearts of children and hit them with the strongest bombs carrying the explosive uranium and destroy everything the people of Libya need.”

NATO did not report conducting any strikes near Sabha on that day.

There is currently no additional public information known for this event.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    NATO forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The video allegedly showing the victims

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Sabha (سبها‎), for which the generic coordinates are: 27.038804, 14.426567. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

NATO forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    NATO forces
  • NATO forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    NATO forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]