UN: 14 Civilian Casualties in Sept 2016

From 1 September to 30 September 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 14 civilian casualties, including 7 deaths and 4 injured, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya.

Victims included 1 child killed and 1 injured, 6 women killed and 1 injured and 3 men killed and 2 injured.

Civilian Casualties 

All civilian deaths and injuries were caused by air strikes. No one claimed responsibility for the air strikes.

UNSMIL documented 7 deaths and 3 injured at a health spring water park in Ninah, near Sokna, including 6 women and 1 girl killed. In a different incident, 3 deaths and 1 injured were documented in Al-Jaghbub.

Civilian Facilities

On 19 September, members of an unidentified armed group stormed the intensive care unit of the Zawiya Teaching Hospital, reportedly wounding a patient from another armed group. The hospital management decided to close the hospital due to lack of security.

Other Casualties

On 21 September, there were reports of the capture of a fighter of the so-called ISIL in Sirte. Video footage circulating on social media appeared to show ill-treatment of the prisoner apparently still alive and there were allegations that the prisoner was then executed. This follows other allegations in August of executions of captured ISIL fighters.

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