Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-084

Incident date

May 1, 2011

Location

كرزاز, Kerzaz, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

32.300918, 15.088863 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

On May 1st-6th, 2011, Ahour Abdullah and his son Yusef were found dead in Kerzaz, the eastern front of Misurata, suspected to be from Gaddafi forces. A Facebook post from “Misrata Today” reported their deaths, confirmed by Amnesty.

Amnesty reports “On 6 May, the bodies of ‘Ashour al-Tifl and his son Yousef were found in Misratah’s Kerzaz neighbourhood, which had been controlled by al-Gaddafi forces until two days earlier.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Kerzaz neighborhood (كرزاز) in the district of Misurata (مصراتة). The generic coordinates for this neighbourhood are: 32.300918, 15.088863. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighborhood of Kerzaz (كرزاز) in the district of Misurata (مصراتة).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (2) [ collapse]