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UNSMIL: 40 civilian casualties documented from 1 to 30 September 2018

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) revealed on Tuesday that it has documented  40 civilian casualties from 1 to 30 September 2018 during the conduct of hostilities across Libya.

In its Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties, UNMSIL said that the 40 civilian casualties include 18 deaths and 22 injuries. Victims include 14 men and four boys killed, and nine men, five women, one boy and one girl injured. The sex of six other injured individuals could not be determined.

UNSMIL said that the actual number of civilian casualties is believed to be higher and it continues to seek to confirm additional civilian casualties in the course of ongoing hostilities in Tripoli.

Tripoli recently witnessed from August 26th to September 27th violent clashes between rival militias all funded by the proposed Government of National Accord, which resulted in the killing of more than 100 people, while hundreds of others were wounded, displaced, or missing.

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