Libya

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Libya

May 2023

Libya

December 2022

Casualties

In December 2022, there was one recorded incident of explosive weapon use in Libya, which resulted in one civilian injury. There were no armed actor casualties recorded in Libya in December.

On 26 December 2022, one civilian was injured in a landmine explosion in Ain Zara, Tripolitania.

Sources: Libya Observer

Libya

November 2022

Casualties

In November 2022, there were two recorded incidents of explosive weapon use in Libya, which resulted in six civilian casualties, of whom three were killed and three injured.

On 2 November 2022, two civilians were killed and one was injured in Mizda town in a landmine explosion, and on 19November 2022, one boy was killed and two other children were injured in a landmine explosion in Tripoli.

Sources: Libya Observer, Zawya, Libya Observer

Libya

September 2022

Casualties

In September 2022, there was one recorded incident of explosive weapon use in Libya, which resulted in 16 civilian casualties, four of whom were killed and 12 injured. At least one civilian casualty was reportedly a child. Civilians accounted for 94% of all 17 recorded casualties, as one armed actor was also injured. 

On 26 September 2022, four civilians were killed and 12 injured, including a 10-year-old girl, in artillery clashes in Zawiya, Tripolitania. One armed actor was also injured.

Sources: Libya Updates, AP, Libya Observer

Libya

August 2022

Healthcare

In August 2022, there was one recorded incident of explosive weapon use that affected civilian access to healthcare. 

On 27 August 2022, at least four hospitals and two ambulances were damaged by shelling in Tripoli, Libya. 

Sources: Al Jazeera, The New Arab, The New Humanitarian

Libya

July 2022

Casualties

In July 2022, there were five recorded incidents of explosive weapon use in Libya which resulted in 13 civilian casualties, four of whom were killed and nine injured. At least two of the civilian casualties were women, and two were children. There were no armed-actor casualties from explosive weapon use recorded in July.

The highest casualty incident occurred on 22 July 2022, when one man was killed and four men were injured in shelling by armed groups on Al Matabat street, Tripoli. 

Sources: Airwars

Libya

June 2022

Healthcare

On 09 June 2022 in Libya, an armed group fired a shell at the Sabha Medical Centre in Sabha town, Fezzan region. 

Source: ACLED

Libya

May 2022

Casualties

In May 2022, there was one recorded incident of explosive weapon use in Libya which resulted in two civilian casualties, both of whom were injured. There were no armed-actor casualties from explosive weapon use recorded in May.

On 25 May 2022,  two civilians were injured in a mortar shell attack by unknown actors in urban residential areas in Tripoli. 

Sources: Airwars

Libya

February 2022

Casualties

In February 2022, there was one incident of explosive weapon use recorded in Libya, which resulted in two civilian casualties, both of whom were killed. There were no armed-actor casualties recorded. 

On 22 February, two children were killed by a landmine explosion near their home in Ain Zara, an urban residential area of Tripoli.


Sources: Libya Observer, Middle East Monitor

Libya

September 2021

Casualties

In September 2021, there was one recorded incident of explosive weapon use in Libya, in which eight civilians were injured by a landmine in an urban residential area of the capital city Tripoli. All those injured were members of the same family, including six children and their parents, one man and one woman. The landmine was reportedly planted by a Russian-backed private security group.

Sources: Middle East Monitor, Daily Sabah

Libya

July 2021

In July 2021 there were three incidents of explosive weapon use in Libya which collectively resulted in 13 civilian casualties and six armed-actor casualties. One of the 13 civilian casualties was killed and 12 were injured. All casualties were caused by the use of ground launched weapons, specifically shelling, a grenade, and an RPG. All incidents took place in populated areas. The incident with the highest number of civilian casualties occurred on 18 July, when a militiaman fired an RPG round into the air while celebrating the wedding of a comrade. The round landed in the nearby neighbourhood of Laithi, in Benghazi, killing one civilian and injuring five others. Last month, June, there were no civilian casualties from explosive weapon use in Libya. Source: Airwars.

Libya

June 2021

On 6 June 2021, there were eight armed-actor casualties as a result of a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint in Sebha, southern Libya. Source: Arab News, Reuters.