Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-188

Incident date

September 30, 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

Two videos refer to a strike by NATO that took place in Sirte. The videos are capturing civilians who were killed and injured, including children inside a hospital in Sirte in September 30th 2011.

It is to be noted that the sources are affiliated with the Gaddafi regime.

NATO did not report strikes around Sirte on that day.

There is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    NATO forces, Libyan rebel forces
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
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    The video is capturing civilians who were killed and injured due to the NATO strike in a hospital in Sirte in September 30th 2011 (via TV arrai)
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    A video showing injured children in a hospital as a result of a NATO strike in September 30th 2011 (viaSurt Son)
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    An injured girl by the NATO strike in Sirte in a hospital being treated in September 30th 2011 (picture from Surt Son youtube)
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    An image of an injured girl in a hospital being treated in Sirte due to a NATO strike in September 30th 2011 (picture from Surt Son youtube)

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:

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

Libyan rebel forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan rebel forces
  • Libyan rebel forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    NATO forces, Libyan rebel forces
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]