On September 17th, 2011, it was reported that there were two civilian casualties in a NATO airstrike near Al Qubeiba, west of Sirte.
A Nour al-Din Nasser al-Zanki post reported one death and one injury, both women, from bombings.
The Surt Son Youtube page reported the death of an unnamed Sudanese woman at the same time.
NATO confirmed airstrikes on “2 Command and Control Nodes, 4 Multiple Rocket Launchers, 1 Armed Vehicle, 4 Surface to Air Missile Systems” the vicinity of Sirte on the 17th.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the Al Qubeiba neighbourhood (القبيبة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.091667, 16.386111. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.
NATO forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
In the vicinity of Sirte: 2 Command and Control Nodes, 4 Multiple Rocket Launchers, 1 Armed Vehicle, 4
Surface to Air Missile Systems.