Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-201

Incident date

October 6–7, 2011

Location

الدولار, Dollar , Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.198743, 16.571168 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were allegedly killed and a mother injured by a NATO airstrike on the Al Wafa neighbourhood of Sirte, which is alternatively referred to as Al Dollar neighbourhood..

ANVWL said on one of the victim’s circumstances of death on October 6th: “The child was killed in Al-Wafa neighbourhood, Al-Dollar neighbourhood, as a result of the indiscriminate shelling that fell on her family’s home, seriously injuring her mother.”

Shhda Aljmahyryt Alzmy listed three victims killed on October 7th.

NATO reported no strikes on October 6th and one strike on a “Firing and Vehicle Staging Point” in Sirte.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Rola Ahmid Abd al-Salam Abu Minyar al-Qahsi al-Gaddafi, allegedly killed by NATO airstrike on Sirte on October 6th or 7th 2011 (via Shhda Aljmahyryt Alzmy)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighborhood of Dollar (الدولار) in the city of Benghazi (بنغازي), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.198743, 16.571168. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighborhood of Dollar (الدولار) in the city of Benghazi (بنغازي).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

NATO forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

NATO forces

1 Firing and Vehicle Staging Point was engaged and destroyed in Sirte.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]