Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LQ009

Incident date

August 7, 2015

Location

درنة‎, port, Derna, Libya

Geolocation

32.763333, 22.654722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that the LNA bombed a boat carrying ‘gunmen and weapons’ near Derna. There were, however, no reports of civilian harm.

According to Ashoruq, “A plane belonging to the Libyan air force at the Tobruk base bombed a boat carrying gunmen and ammunition off the port of Derna, Libya’s central gate reported Friday. A military source from the Tobruk base that the boat was coming from the west of Libya towards the port of Derna, was intercepted by the sea, and after several warnings to stop where it did not respond, it was bombed.”

Alhadath channel reported that “The Libyan air force bombs a vehicle [boat] loaded with weapons off Derna”. However, Libya Schannel said that the air force “destroyed a bulldozer that was carrying weapons and fighters”.
It is unknown whether any civilian sailors were killed in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the alleged aftermath (via Alwasat Libya)

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
    Unknown
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]