UNSMIL issues monthly report on civilian casualties

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UNSMIL issues monthly report on civilian casualties

February 03, 2018 - 13:36
Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya issued Thursday its human rights report on casualties in Libya for the month of January 2018.

The report documented 102 civilian casualties – 39 deaths and 63 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya.

The Victims included 33 men, 1 woman, and 5 boys killed and 62 men and 1 boy injured.

“The majority of civilian casualties were caused by Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs, 30 deaths and 56 injuries) followed by explosive remnants of war (ERWs, 6 deaths and 5 injuries), gunfire (2 deaths and 2 injuries) and shelling (1 death).” The report reads.

The UNSMIL report clarified that 36 deaths and 63 injuries were recorded in Benghazi, 2 deaths in Tripoli and 1 death in Abu Kammash.