Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-119

Incident date

June 24, 2011

Location

زاوية المحجوب, Zawiyat Al Mahjoub, Misrata, Libya

Geolocation

32.385993, 14.974021 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Missiles from Gaddafi forces allegedly struck Misrata in Zawiyat Al-Mahjoub and near the coastal road at 10 in the evening and killed one young man named Muhammad Al-Kabayli and injured two others. According to a Facebook post by Free Misrata 4 ever, Muhammad died because there was a shortage of medical supplies due to a bombing of Ghiran earlier.

The areas struck by the rockets were residential areas. A video posted by Free Misrata on Youtube showed the physical damage caused by the airstrike, including a crater in the ground and cement and metal debris. A video posted by Al Somood showed damage to the roofs and walls of residential buildings.

The incident occured at 10:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Gaddafi Forces
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Image of xMuhammad Al-Kabayli, killed by missiles in Misrata on June 24, 2011

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Zawiyat Al Mahjoub (زاوية المحجوب). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Zawiyat Al Mahjoub are: 32.385993, 14.974021.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Zawiyat Al Mahjoub (زاوية المحجوب)

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Gaddafi Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Gaddafi Forces
  • Gaddafi Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Gaddafi Forces
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]