Egyptian Airstrikes on Derna Claim the Lives of Three Children

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February 16, 2015
Derna, Libya

At least seven civilians including three children were killed on February 16, 2015, when Egyptian jets bombed suspected ISIS affiliates in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, Amnesty International said, citing eyewitnesses.

The video shows the airstrikes hitting Eastern Shiha, a suburb of Derna, and medics attempting to resuscitate children wounded in the airstrikes without success. It also shows civilians walking amongst the rubble of the damaged buildings.

The Egyptian airstrikes on Libyan soil are a retaliation to an ISIS video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya.

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  1. soundbite (Arabic)
    Unknown, Civilian 1: 00:00 – 00:14 The bomb landed on this house and broke the glass. My house, my brother’s house, my son’s apartment… Five families in the building left, and we are leaving.
  2. soundbite (Arabic)
    Unknown, Civilian 2: 00:36 – 00:48 They heard a sound and went to the roof and were hit by shrapnel. My sister-in-law was injured and, thanks be to God, she is out of hospital, but my sister passed away. May God forgive her and avenge them [the assailants].
  3. soundbite (Arabic)
    Unknown, Civilian 3: 00:49 – All the injuries were among civilians. They are women, children and young civilian men who have nothing to do [with fighting]. I cannot describe this. The injured… you talk unreservedly about them. People were hit in the face with broken glass. Whoever did not have his house collapse over his head had to go to the hospital because of broken glass.
  4. soundbite (Arabic)
    Unknown, Civilian 4: 00:15 – 00:34 As you can see, in this neighborhood there are no weapons, [arms] depots, military camps or anything of the sort. This neighborhood is inhabited by civilians. There are three innocent children among the victims. They are certainly not part of any military groups. They are innocent children.