Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-136

Incident date

August 5, 2011

Location

المليعب, Al Mleeb, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.027635, 12.593237 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between 28 and 49 people, including 28 men, were killed by Gaddafi forces in Al Mleeb in the vicinity of Al Qalaa village on August 5, 2011 according to various sources, including a video on ImazighenLibya’s YouTube and a post on Safit Al Somoud’s Facebook.

A graphic video posted by ImazighenLibya shows rows of dead bodies, more than 15, many of them with their hands tied behind their backs. Graphic images posted by Safit al Somood show some of the victims covered in mud. Other videos and images posted by various other sources show hundreds of people attending the funeral for the victims.

Names of victims killed:

M’hamed Ahmed Ghida

Muhammad Ghida, son of M’hamed Ahmed Ghida

Fouad Ghida, nephew of M’hamed Ahmed Ghida

Ashraf Abu Kassem Saleh Al-Ezabi

Abu Kassem Al-Ezabi,, father of Ashraf Abu Kassem Saleh Al-Ezabi

al-Hashemi Muhammad al-Shator

Muhammad Al-Shator, father of al-Hashemi Muhammad al-Shator

Mhammed Muhammad Al-Shator, younger brother of al-Hashemi Muhammad al-Shator

Saleh Ali Omar

Salem Suleiman Ali Khalifa

Rabie Saeed Omar Al-Ezabi

M’hamed Ajal

Yusef Ajal, son of M’hamed Ajal

Mhamed Suleiman Al-Baden

Ali Mhamed Suleiman Al-Baden, son of Mhamed Suleiman Al-Baden

Salem Younis Kreir

Saeed Ali Othman

Uribi Othman, brother of Saeed Ali Othman

Suleiman Abdul Salam Ajal

Abd al-Salam Ajal, father of Suleiman Abdul Salam Ajal

Abdullah Ammhamad (Al-Dardouri)

Muhammad Mhammed Al-Harari

Mahmo al-Harari, brother of Muhammad Mhammed Al-Harari

Uncle of Muhammad Mhammed Al-Harari

Uncle of Muhammad Mhammed Al-Harari

Abdul Hamid Qarad Al-Taher

Talal Al-Hadi Omar Oreibi

Omar Qirqab Ahmed Al-Baden

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • M'hamed Ahmed Ghid Adult male killed
  • Muhammad Ghida Adult male Son of M'hamed Ahmed Ghida killed
  • Fouad Ghida Adult male Nephew of M'hamed Ahmed Ghida killed

Family members (2)

  • Ashraf Abu Kassem Saleh Al-Ezabi Adult male killed
  • Abu Kassem Al-Ezabi, Adult male Father of Ashraf Abu Kassem Saleh Al-Ezabi killed

Family members (3)

  • al-Hashemi Muhammad al-Shator Adult male killed
  • Muhammad Al-Shator Adult male Father of al-Hashemi Muhammad al-Shator killed
  • Mhammed Muhammad Al-Shator Age unknown male Younger brother of al-Hashemi Muhammad al-Shator injured

Family members (2)

  • M'hamed Ajal Adult male killed
  • Yusef Ajal Age unknown male killed

Family members (2)

  • Mhamed Suleiman Al-Baden Adult male killed
  • Ali Mhamed Suleiman Al-Baden, Son of Mhamed Suleiman Al-Baden Adult male killed

Family members (2)

  • Saeed Ali Othman male killed
  • Uribi Othman male Brother of Saeed Ali Othman killed

Family members (2)

  • Suleiman Abdul Salam Ajal Adult male killed
  • Abd al-Salam Ajal Adult male Father of Suleiman Abdul Salam Ajal injured

Family members (4)

  • Muhammad Mhammed Al-Harari male killed
  • Mahmo al-Harari male killed
  • Uncle of Muhammad Mhammed Al-Harari male killed
  • Uncle of Muhammad Mhammed Al-Harari male killed
  • Saleh Ali Omar Adult male killed
  • Salem Suleiman Ali Khalifa Adult male killed
  • Rabie Saeed Omar Al-Ezabi Adult male killed
  • Salem Younis Kreir Adult male killed
  • Abdullah Ammhamad (Al-Dardouri) Adult male killed
  • Abdul Hamid Qarad Al-Taher Adult male killed
  • Talal Al-Hadi Omar Oreibi Age unknown male killed
  • Omar Qirqab Ahmed Al-Baden Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    30 – 49
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • Funeral for Aug 5, 2011 victims
  • August 5 victims
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    August 5 victims
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    August 5 victims
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    August 5 victims
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    August 5 victims
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    August 5 victims
  • M'hamed Ahmed Ghida
  • Ashraf Abu Kassem Saleh Al-Ezabi
  • Abu Kassem Al-Ezabi,
  • al-Hashemi Muhammad al-Shator
  • Mhammed Muhammad Al-Shator
  • Saleh Ali Omar
  • Salem Suleiman Ali Khalifa
  • Rabie Saeed Omar Al-Ezabi
  • M'hamed Ajal
  • Mhamed Suleiman Al-Baden
  • Salem Younis Kreir
  • Saeed Ali Othman
  • Suleiman Abdul Salam Ajal
  • Abdullah Ammhamad (Al-Dardouri)
  • Uribi Ali Othman
  • Muhammad Mhammed Al-Harari
  • Fouad Abdullah Ahmed Ghida
  • Abdul Salam Ajal
  • Talal Al-Hadi Omar Oreibi
  • Abdul Hamid Qarad Al-Taher
  • Mahmoud Mhamed Al-Harari
  • Mohammed Al-Shator
  • Muhammad M'hamed Ghida
  • Omar Qirqab Ahmed Al-Baden
  • Ali Mhamed Suleiman Al-Baden
  • Yusef Mhammed Ajal

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Mleeb (المليعب) area, in the vicinity of Al Qalaa (القلعة) village, for which the generic coordinates are: 32.027635, 12.593237. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    30 – 49
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]