By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 6 July 2016:
Vehicle bombs murdered seven of the 18 Libyan civilians to perish in June, with air strikes killing six more, shelling three and gun shots two.
Four of the victims, said UNSMIL in its monthly report on civilian casualties, were children and two of the dead were women. Meanwhile 31 people were injured.
Each month UNSMIL makes the point that its butcher’s bill of slain civilians does not include those killed or maimed as a direct result of hostilities. It does not include those who have been executed after capture or who died after being abducted or as a result of torture.
UNSMIL also stresses that its figures are based on those deaths that can only be confirmed from multiple sources. This suggests that among civilians caught up in the conflict, there are casualties that do no make the UN’s official list.
June’s death toll bring to 66 the number civilians who UNSMIL has recorded as being killed in violence so far this year. Sixteen of them were children.