Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-184

Incident date

September 27, 2011

Location

سرت, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.190547, 16.571441 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Various sources reported that a woman was killed and a child lost his eyesight due to injures by NATO attack in Sirte, in September 27th 2011.

Sadikat al Qa’ed comment on Nour Al-Din Nasser Al Zanki Facebook post stated that a child with the woman suffered injures; however, it is unclear if he was the same child referred to hereabove.

NATO on that day reported hitting “1 ammunition /vehicle storage facility” in the vicinity of Sirte.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Known attacker
    NATO forces
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Video caption : "This child lost his sight as a result of shrapnel from NATO". In the video, the day of attack was stated which is September, 27th 2011 (via Surt Son)
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    This image is taken from a video posted by Surt Son; 'child injured by rebels bombardment on Sirte city'
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    A video shows several pictures of civilians, children included, who were killed by NATO strikes in September 27th 2011. (via The golden General)
  • Alia Khalaf Allah Abu Bakr Ahrir Al-Amouri Gaddafi death certificate (via Sirte martyrs)
  • Another image of Alia Khalaf Allah Abu Bakr Ahrir Al-Amouri Gaddafi who was killed in Sirte, on September 27th 2011 (via Sirte martyrs)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Sirte (سرت‎), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.190547, 16.571441. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

NATO forces Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    NATO forces
  • NATO forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

NATO forces

In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 ammunition /vehicle storage facility.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Known attacker
    NATO forces
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]