UN mission in Libya: July saw lowest casualties’ record in 2018


From 1 July to 31 July 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 8 civilian casualties –three deaths and five injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya.

The casualty toll is the lowest on record since the beginning of the year.

Victims included one man, one woman and one boy killed, and four men and one boy injured.

The majority of civilian casualties were caused by gunfire (two killed and five injured), followed by explosive remnants of war (ERW, one killed).

UNSMIL documented civilian casualties in Tripoli (two killed and five injured) and Benghazi (one killed).

UNSMIL documented 20 additional casualties from other possible violations of international humanitarian law and violations or abuses of international human rights law in Benghazi, Sabha, Tazerbu, Zliten and Zuwara.

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