UNSMIL documents decrease in casualties’ number in Libya during December 2017

January 2, 2018

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented in last December six civilian casualties – five deaths and one injury – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya, a drop for a second consecutive month, saying that victims included three men killed and one injured, and two girls killed.

“December also witnessed seven additional casualties from other violations of international humanitarian law and violations or abuses of human rights, including the killing of the civilian Mayor of Misrata, Mohamed Ishtiwi.” the UNSMIL indicated.

It added on its website that the majority of civilian casualties were caused by explosive remnants of war (ERW, four deaths and one injury), followed by gunfire (one death).

UNSMIL also documented civilian casualties in Benghazi (three deaths and one injury) , al-Zawiya ( one death) and Sabratha ( one death).