Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-133

Incident date

July 31, 2011

Location

منطقة سوق الثلاثاء, Suq Al Thulatha, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

32.416186, 14.629205 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

On July 31st, 2011, eight people were reported killed in Misurata by artillery strikes from Gaddafi forces. In addition, 20 were reported injured by AlMukhtar news. The attacks occurred within the market area of western Misrata. No additional information on the victims were report was unclear how many casualties were civilians or rebel forces.

AlMukhtar reports “after restarting it, received 8 martyrs and 20 wounded who fell on the western axis after the revolutionaries were stationed in the Tuesday market area, and the clashes are continuing so far.”

Two sources confirmed the eight dead, but only Al Mukhtar reported the 20 wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–20
  • 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
    Libyan rebel forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–8
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–20

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Suq Al Thulatha (سوق الثلاثاء) area in the vicinity of Zliten (زليتن) and Misurata (مصراتة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.416186, 14.629205. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Suq Al Thulatha (سوق الثلاثاء) area in the vicinity of Zliten (زليتن) and Misurata (مصراتة).

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Gaddafi Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–20
  • 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
    Libyan rebel forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–8
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–20

Sources (2) [ collapse]