UNSMIL documents 16 civilian deaths and 15 injuries in Libya in June

UNSMIL documents 16 civilian deaths and 15 injuries in Libya in June

July 02, 2018 - 20:56
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it had documented 31 civilian casualties in Libya in last June.

The UNSMIL explained in its monthly human rights violation report that the casualties were 16 deaths and 15 injuries, who were victims of the conduct of hostilities across Libya.

“Victims included 12 men, one women, two girls and one boy killed and nine men, three women, two girls and one boy injured.” The UNSMIL said in its website.

It indicated that the majority of civilian casualties were caused by shelling (seven deaths and eight injuries), followed by airstrikes (five deaths and one injury), gunfire (three deaths and five injuries), and explosive remnants of war (ERW, one death) adding that it could not establish the exact cause of another injury.

UNSMIL further explained that it had documented civilian casualties in Derna (10 killed and eight injured), Ajdabiya (three killed and seven injured), and Beni Walid (three killed).

It also said that it had documented 11 additional casualties from other possible violations of international humanitarian law and violations or abuses of international human rights law in Al-Ajilat, Derna, Misrata, Sabha and Tobruk.

In May, the UNSMIL documented 101 civilian casualties –47 deaths and 54 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities, including car and suicide bombings, across Libya.

The death toll of May was the highest recorded by UNSMIL for any month in 2018.