Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ramadan Death Count: Libya: 03/06/18

(Ajdabiya)  A suspected ISIS attack on a military checkpoint on Saturday claimed the life of a civilian woman who was unfortunately passing by the check point with her family whilst five of her family were injured.

(Derna) At least 17 civilians have been killed in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces to take the last city in eastern Libya beyond his control, the UN said Friday.

(Bani Walid)  The UN reports that Human traffickers killed more than a dozen people and wounded many others after a group of some 200 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalis, being held captive, attempted to escape,” The local Libyan authorities have transferred 140 people who managed to escape from the traffickers to an official detention centre in Gaser Ben Gashir, 28 kilometres south of Tripoli.

(Sabha) An armed group launched a surprise attack on Tamanhint airbase,  on Thursday, and took over control before Khalifa Haftar forces, which control the airbase, managed to retake it again. One of Haftar’s fighter was killed and four others wounded in the attack.

Ramadan death toll stands at 623