TRIPOLI, LIBYA, 20 JUNE 2018 – At least 242 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Libya since the 2011 uprising and NATO invasion in the same year in which former Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi was ousted and later killed.
A London-based watchdog group, Airwars, and a Washington, DC-based think tank, New America, provided the numbers in a new study which covers the period September 2012 through June 2018.
The study says the airstrikes may have killed up 392 civilians and injured 324 others.
Military action by at least four countries, including the United States, France, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, and two local militaries, have been blamed for the killings.
Libya has been in a civil war since Gaddafi was ousted and killed with rival governments and militias each claiming to be the legitimate authority.