UNSMIL: 146 civilian casualties in Libya in February

  • Libyan Express |
  • Thursday 1 March 2018

UNSMIL

 

From 1 February to 28 February 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 146 civilian casualties – 13 deaths and 133 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included nine men, two women, one girl and one boy killed and 119 men, six women, seven boys and one girl injured.
 
The majority of civilian casualties were caused by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, one death and 116 injuries), followed by gunfire (seven deaths and eight injuries), explosive remnants of war (ERW, two deaths and six injuries), and shelling (three deaths and three injuries).
 
UNSMIL documented civilian casualties in Benghazi (four killed and 122 injured), Sabha (six deaths and nine injured), Warshafana (two killed and two injured) and al-Zawiya (one killed).
 
UNSMIL documented seven additional casualties from other violations of international humanitarian law and violations or abuses of international human rights law in al-Zawiya, Benghazi, Derna, Tripoli and Sabha.
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