Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LQ009a

Incident date

August 25, 2015

Location

درنة الفتايح, Derna: Al Fatayah, Derna, Libya

Geolocation

32.733611, 22.645278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported heavy LNA shelling on populated areas in Derna.

Mohamed Alshiki posted on Twitter: “Heavy shelling by the Libyan air force now by using warplanes and vertical combat

The shelling also included the valleys in Derna.”

Ramaa_el_gd reported, “bombing by Haftar which hit three residential neighbourhoods, led to burning farms and the some damaged houses.”

Solidarity for Human Rights posted a video of the event on Facebook saying: “Witness: The moment the air raid bombed the homes of residents of the city of Derna with an explosive barrel amid the panic of children.”

Libya in the heart reported strikes in the Al Fatayah area of the city.

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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: The bombing of the Haftar airliner that targeted three residential neighbourhoods led to the burning of farms and the injury of some Derna houses and three evil axes (Source: Ramaa_el_gd)
  • A video shows the moment followed an alleged LN airstrike carried out in Derna (Source: Libya Observer)
  • Translation: The Air Force targets the locations of Daesh by air strikes in the eastern Oqaba to the coast of the city of Derna just a while ago (Source: @mohamedalzober)

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 (7) [ collapse]