Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LQ046

Incident date

June 4, 2017

Location

بنغازي‎, Omar al-Mukhtar mausoleum, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.119444, 20.067778 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported airstrikes in multiple areas of Benghazi – including Sabri, the fish market area at the tomb of Omar al-Mukhtar, the municipal hotel, the Republic Hospital and the Al-Nuran Hotel.

According to a report in Akhbar Alaan, the LNA announced ten strikes on militants in the city.

Other sources put the number of strikes at 15. On Facebook, Thowrat reported that the strikes were Egyptian. According to Alwasat, “The commander of the Special Forces, Lt. Col. Mari al-Houti, said on Sunday that an intensive aerial bombardment for the second day in a row targeted the sites and gatherings of ‘terrorist organizations’ in the centre of Sabri and the centre of the fish market area in the eastern city of Benghazi.”

No monitored reports mentioned civilian casualties at the time.

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 attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Egyptian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Egyptian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Egyptian Armed Forces
  • Egyptian Armed Forces 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 attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Egyptian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]