Libya

Explosive violence in Libya in 2016

  • There were 782 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • 40% (309) were civilians
  • Of civilian deaths and injuries, 36% were caused by ground-launched explosives
    • 32% were caused by air-launched explosives
    • 32% were caused by IEDs
  • 99% of the civilians killed and injured were in populated areas
  • 57% of civilian deaths and injuries occurred in just one city – Benghazi.
  • Compared to 2015, AOAV has recorded an decrease in civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Libya of 46%

Explosive violence trends and patterns in Libya (2011-2016)

  • Libya has consistently been amongst the ten worst impacted countries from explosive violence
  • Between 2011-2016 Libya has seen 5,891 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • Of these, 66% (3,895) were civilians
  • 90% of civilian deaths and injuries were perpetrated in populated areas
  • Ground-launched explosive weapons caused the most civilian harm in this period, with 59% of civilian deaths and injuries caused by such weapons
  • 2011 was the worst year yet for civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Libya

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