On September 18th, 2011, three children were reported to have died from NATO bombardment in the third residential area of Sirte.
Nour al-Din Nasser al-Zanki reported the deaths of two children, while a Facebook page from a father reported the death of another child on the same day.
NATO confirmed airstrikes on “1 Military Facility, 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 4 Air Missile Systems” in the vicinity of Sirte on the 18th.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Iman Ibrahim Ali Bobriq Child male killed
- Hanadi Ibrahim Aboubriq Child female killed
- Najah Salah Nasr Al Shamekh Aboubriq Child female killed
Sources (5) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the third neighbourhood (الحي رقم 3) of Sirte (سرت), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.204873, 16.600943. 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: 1 Military Facility, 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 4 Air