UNSMIL: 20 civilians killed, 69 wounded in Libya during February and March

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UNSMIL: 20 civilians killed, 69 wounded in Libya during February and March

May 23, 2019 - 11:31
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) disclosed Wednesday that 20 civilians have been killed and 69 others injured during February and March in hostile acts in various Libyan cities.

The mission's report clarified that the city of Murzuk in the south has borne the brunt of the casualties, with the killing of 10 civilians and wounding of 26 others. In the eastern city of Derna, seven people were killed and 30 others wounded. In Benghazi, at least one person was killed and 13 wounded, as well as two people killed in Sabratha.

Among the dead were 12 men, 4 women and 4 children most of them civilians, according to the mission, noting that most casualties were caused by shelling, gunshot wounds, and explosive remnants of war.

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