Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-193

Incident date

October 2, 2011

Location

مسجد الفرقان, Al Furqan mosque, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.195983, 16.580374 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

During Isha prayers in the evening prayers, an indiscriminate attack was launched on Al Furqan Mosque by NATO, resulted in several injures to worshipers who later were moved to Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte, in the second of October 2011.

A source affiliated with Gaddafi, against the day 17 in Libya, claims that due to this attack on the mosque, 15 civilians were killed, and dozens were injured.

In the video that was posted on Youtube by Surt Son, the narrator claims that five civilians had been killed.

NATO on that day reported hitting “1 multiple rocket launcher, 1 armed vehicle” in the vicinity of Sirte.

There is no further information currently available.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Known attacker
    NATO forces
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Caption translation: "A doctor was injured during evening prayers in the mosque"
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    Caption translation: "Al-Furqan Mosque was hit by a NATO" In the video, the narrator states that the attack took place during Isha (evening) prayer. There is a written caption on the video that states that the attack took place on the third of October; however, the narrator mentions in the beginning of the video that it was taken on October, the second 2011.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Furqan mosque (مسجد الفرقان), for which the coordinates are: 31.195983, 16.580374.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Al Furqan mosque (مسجد الفرقان).

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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 multiple rocket launcher, 1 armed vehicle.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Known attacker
    NATO forces
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]