Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LQ004

Incident date

November 22, 2014

Location

بئر الغنم, Bi'r al Ghanam, Zawiya, Libya

Geolocation

32.311608, 12.569035 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

LNA airstrikes reportedly targeted Libya Dawn at several locations in the south and west of the Libyan capital including Gheryan, Chalghouda, Nasser, Mazraq Al Qanqa, the Botteh Sorman farm, Bir Hwaisa, the Khuwaildi reserve, Bi’r Al Ghanam, Buaisa, Al Rabeta and the Shamalat factory. There were no public reports of civilian harm.

Sky News reported: “The Libyan air force on Friday [Nov 22nd] bombed sites belonging to militant groups known as Libya Dawn west of Tripoli, in the first daily raids targeting the region, the sources said. Yes, today the battle began in Tripoli, targeting the air force centres of terrorists, Libyan army spokesman Maj. Mohamed Hijazi told Sky News Arabiya on Saturday night [Nov 23rd].

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Fajr Libya operation media offie confers that Haftar airforce conducted airstrike on the area of Shalghouda (Source: Almanara Libya)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LQ004

Incident date

November 19, 2014

Location

بنغازي‎, Benghazi, Libya

Airwars assessment

An LNA plane reportedly targeted the fish market residential neighbourhood of Benghazi. There were no public reports of civilian harm.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LQ003

Incident date

November 10, 2014

Location

بنغازي‎, الصابري, Sabri, Banghazi, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.1311985, 20.0748271 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

According to several local sources,  LNA air force conducted at least two airstrikes targeting the Shura Council in Sabri and Garyounis, Benghazi.

Libya Channel Panorama LPC  reported that the Jerusalem Mosque in Sabri area was damaged followed an alleged LNA strike, though no civilian casualties were publicly reported.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: The impact of the bombing of Khalifa Haftar aircraft to the Al-Quds mosque in the Sabri district of central Benghazi Monday morning (source: Gamal Sultan)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LQ002

Incident date

October 18, 2014

Location

بنغازي‎, Bosnib, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.035556, 20.048333 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Several local sources reported that the LNA targeted the Shura Council in Benghazi – though one source blamed Egypt. The strike reportedly hit the area in the west of Benghazi called Bosnib.

Nöor çoröğlü posted pictures of destroyed civilian homes due to the strikes but didn’t mention civilian harm.

According to @zicotarhuni, the Egyptian air force bombed the Bosnib area.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Egyptian Armed Forces, Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: the target of Bu-Utni by the LNA (source: Alzarook_Nabbos)
  • Translation: Images of destroyed civilian homes (source: tweeted by Nöor çoröğlü)

Egyptian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Egyptian Armed Forces
  • Egyptian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Egyptian Armed Forces, Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LQ001

Incident date

October 4, 2014

Location

بنغازي‎, Bu Jazirah, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.168056, 20.131944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to multiple local sources, airstrikes from an unknown belligerent reportedly hit Benghazi University and the February 17 camp targeting Ansar al-Sharia, which were described by some sources as “terrorist sites”.

Entisar Shinib reported that some civilians houses have affected by the strike, however, no civilian harms are reported.

There were no known reports of civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Airstrike in Benghazi, Libya (source: Afrigate News)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC005

Incident date

August 11, 2014

Location

درنة‎: ميناء درنه, Derna Port, Derna, Libya

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to local media, up to 10 civilians, including three children, were reported injured following an alleged LNA airstrike in the port area.

According to Arab Organization for Human Rights Libya, the apartment belonging to the Tamer Al Ergig family was struck. The wife was severely injured in the leg, while the children Aya and Mohammed were injured by shrapnel and burns in the face and body.

On August 11th, the source Elle.Horreya reported that 10 people were reportedly injured in a Heftar airstrike on Derna today – three of them are children.

Mohamed Eljarh added that while no previous airstrikes in and around Derna resulted in civilian injuries, this time three children were among those wounded. The source added that at least two homes in the port neighbourhood were hit, leading to the injury of several civilians.

Additionally, Mussa Mahmud said that Libyan air forces targeted small boats in the city’s port.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Aya Child female via AOHR-LY injured
  • Mohammed Child male via AOHR-LY injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A picture shows Aya, injured followed an alleged LNA airstrike on her house in Derna city (source: Downtown FB page)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An image shows Mohammed, injured followed an alleged LNA airstrike on her house in Derna city (source: Downtown FB page)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC004a

Incident date

August 6, 2014

Location

بنغازي‎, Benghazi: Ganfouda, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.010556, 20.006389 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to many local sources, one child was reported killed in an alleged LNA airstrike on the Ganfouda neighbourhood of Benghazi.

Alwasat wrote: The house of the brother of MP Amal Muhammad Baiou was shelled in the Ganfouda area, killing Hassan Salah Mohammed Baiou and the house completely collapsed.

His family announced that the funeral would take place in the family’s home.

Operation Martyr Abdel-Moneim also reported his death and posted a picture of the dead body on Facebook.

Mohamed Eldarsi only posted a general tweet about airstrikes on Benghazi saying civilians died” because of them.

Other sources only reported airstrikes in various areas of Benghazi without mentioning civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: Image of the body of Hassan Salah Baiou (source: @Libya.Rebels.17F1)

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC004

Incident date

June 21, 2014

Location

رأس الهلال‎: ميناء منطقة رأس الهلال, Ras al Helal, Ras al Helal Port, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.91128, 22.171826 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that the LNA targeted one or two boats off the coast of Ras al Helal. The boat was said to have been completely destroyed and five civilians injured.

According to Libya News, five civilians were wounded, ranging from medium to light injuries, following an aerial bombardment of a marine boat in Ras al-Helal, west of Derna. The attack completely destroyed the boat. The wounded were taken to Al-Huraish Hospital in the city. A medical source confirmed that the civilians were in a stable condition and that some of them had left the hospital.

Africa Gate News reported that a Libyan air force plane bombed two navigational craft at the port of Ras al-Helal (30 km from Derna) carrying arms and ammunition for extremist groups in Benghazi – though this source made no mention of civilian casualties.

However, the source MarBu3tLiByA also reported that five people were wounded in an airstrike which targeted a boat.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]