Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LQ008

Incident date

July 19, 2015

Location

بنغازي‎, port, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.110556, 20.043889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Several sources reported LNA planes hitting two boats allegedly belonging to Ansar Al-Sharia loaded with weapons and ammunition. One of the boats sunk, the other one was damaged.

Several outlets including Iran Arabic Radio and Sputnik Arabic reported comments from an LNA spokesperson, who said the attacks targeted two ships, both carrying weapons. Air Force commander Major-General Hijazi was quoted in Sputnik as saying the ships came from Misrata, and that they were “completely destroyed.” Other sources including Radio Sawa and Albawaba reported the attacks took place near Benghazi and said that one ship had been sunk and the other was damaged. Several reports called the ship a “fishing vessel.”

There were no reports of civilians hurt in the attacks.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: # Benghazi || The aviation targets the stronghold of terrorist groups in the vicinity of "Tikka" and also targeted a bulldozer in the vicinity of the port, "Al-Marsa", which led to the explosion (Source: @boshgma)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (20) [ collapse]