8 civilians were killed and 2 others were injured in violence in Libya in October, the UN mission in the North African country said on October 2.
“From Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya documented 10 civilian casualties: eight deaths and two injuries, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya,” the mission said adding that all victims were men. “Attacks that are expected to cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians and damage to civilian objects excessive to the anticipated concrete and direct military advantage are prohibited. Such attacks amount to war crimes that can be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.”
The report added the casualties were caused by the gunfire and explosive materials.
According to local sources, the UN report underestimated the civilian causalties across because the mission has limited capabilities, which do not allow it to monitor all developments across the war-torn country. It also ignored the results of violence in Tripoli, where various militant groups formally loyal to the Wester-backed government were clashing each against other for a few weeks.