Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC363

Incident date

April 22, 2020

Location

الدعوة الأسلامية, Al Daoua Al Islamiya, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.8275, 13.116389 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

A man was reportedly killed in shelling by an unknown belligerent on Al Daoua Al Islamiya on April 22nd, 2020, according to Hona Souq Al-Khmies.

Al Daoua Al Islamiya presumably refers to the Al Daoua Al Islamiya institute or university in Tripoli.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Daoua Al Islamiya (الدعوة الأسلامية), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.8275, 13.116389. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC358

Incident date

April 19, 2020

Location

بوابة الجبس, Jabas gate, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.831739, 13.130089 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed after shells by an unknown belligerent were fired on a building and a car in the Al Jabas gate area in Janzur on April 19th, 2020, according to Al Wasat.

Al Wasat reported that “the National Safety Authority announced the death of a person as a result of shells falling on a building and a car in the Al Jabas area in the capital, Tripoli, noting that a family of six people had been rescued at the site of the accident.”

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Jabas Gate (بوابة الجبس), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.831739, 13.130089. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC357

Incident date

April 19, 2020

Location

ترهونة, Tarhuna, Murqub, Libya

Geolocation

32.42818, 13.647327 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three brothers were allegedly killed and a fourth brother injured by a drone strike on Tarhuna.

Al Wasat reported: “A medical source at Tarhuna General Hospital confirmed on Sunday, that three brothers were killed and a fourth brother was injured due to an attack by a drone aircraft on a market in Tarhuna.

The source tells Al Wasat that the three brothers who were killed as a result of the bombing were: Abdel-Moneim Shagila, Mounir Shagila and Alaa Shagila, noting that the fourth brother Abdel-Hakim Shagila was admitted to the intensive care unit due to severe injury.”

There is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a market being struck in the town of Tarhouna (ترهونة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.42818, 13.647327. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC356

Incident date

April 18, 2020

Location

الرواجح, Al Rawajeh, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.727222, 13.665833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A woman was reportedly killed in shelling by an unknown belligerent on Al Rawajeh near Castelverde, Tripoli district on April 18th, 2020, according to Tk Yahrouq Ki Shy.

Tk Yahrouq Ki Shy wrote on Facebook that Ahlam Ali Hamid was killed after a shell landed on her house in Al Rawajeh on April 18th.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Rawajeh (الرواجح), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.726787, 13.692055. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Rawajeh (الرواجح).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC341

Incident date

April 11, 2020

Location

تينيناي, Tininai, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

31.395363, 13.737866 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One or two paramedics were allegedly killed in a GNA or Turkish drone strike near Tininai.

The Libya Ambulance Services said: “The colleague Muhammad Ali Al-Houti of the rescue and emergency team of the Misrata and Misrata branch was martyred due to an airstrike that hit the ambulances.

It is reported that he is considered one of the persevering and skilled youth in their work in the field of ambulance and rescue, and he received training courses abroad in the field of ambulance, rescue and emergency.”

Al Wasat said: “The Ambulance and Emergency Authority announced that a member of the rescue and emergency team of the device, Misurata Branch, Muhammad al-Houthi, had been killed by an air strike.

The shelling hit ambulances, according to the device’s statement on its Facebook page, on Sunday.”

218TV and Libya’s Channel reported two deaths. The LNA Media Center wrote that another paramedic was injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Muhammad Ali Al-Houti, allegedly killed by a GNA/Turkish strike near Tininai on April 11th, 2020 (via Libya Ambulance Services)
  • Ambulance allegedly destroyed by a GNA/Turkish strike near Tininai on April 11th, 2020 (via Libya Witness)
  • Medical equipment allegedly destroyed by a GNA/Turkish strike near Tininai on April 11th, 2020 (via Libya Witness)
  • Ambulance allegedly destroyed by a GNA/Turkish strike near Tininai on April 11th, 2020 (via Libya Witness)
  • Ambulance allegedly destroyed by a GNA/Turkish strike near Tininai on April 11th, 2020 (via Libya Witness)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Tininai (تينيناي), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.395363, 13.737866. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC319

Incident date

March 22, 2020

Location

اليثى, Al Leithi, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.094722, 20.1275 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were allegedly injured by indiscriminate shelling on the Leithi neighbourhood of Benghazi.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “Random shells fell in Leithi and injured citizens.”

Riwaiya Radi Al Jazwri posted: “4 civilians were injured as a result of a random projectile falling near their place of residence in Al-Leithi area and transporting them to Al-Galaa Hospital. This is the second projectile this evening.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Leithi (اليثى), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.094722, 20.1275. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Leithi (اليثى).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC277

Incident date

January 9, 2020

Location

الوشكة, Al-Wushka, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.373592, 15.571611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, likely healthcare personnel, were reportedly killed by LNA shelling on Al-Wushka near Sirte.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said that it “mourns the center’s employees:

Khaled Omar Bakir (M)

Hatem Ba’iyou Al Zahou (M)

They are members of the Sirte field hospital affiliated to the center, who were martyred in a direct targeting with a shell this afternoon, Thursday 1 January 2020 in the Al-Wushka area, where they had a great role in serving and rescuing the wounded from the clashes from all sides.”

Anadolu Agency reported: “Two paramedics were killed by Gen. Khalifa Haftar forces Thursday when an ambulance was targeted with artillery in the Al-Washaka area in eastern Sirte.
A statement by UN-recognized Libyan government forces said ‘in continuation of Haftar crimes against medical teams in Sirte, Haftar’s militia targeted an ambulance with artillery and caused the death of two paramedics.'”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Wushka (الوشكة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.373592, 15.571611. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC267

Incident date

December 31, 2019–January 1, 2020

Location

قصر أبو هادي, Qasr Abu Hadi, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.053738, 16.655473 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Conflicting reports emerged of alleged airstrikes by an unknown belligerent on the night of December 31st, 2019 and January 1st, 2020 on Abu Hadi area near the city of Sirte.

A Central Gate reporter quoted local sources, who said that three people had died and two people were wounded in airstrikes on the Abu Hadi area near Sirte. Al Wasat News also reported civilian casualties on Twitter.

Taha Hadid, spokesperson for the Protection and Insurance Force of Sirte, however, stated: “The city of Sirte was not exposed to any airstrikes on the night of Tuesday or the first Wednesday of January 2020. We demand the sites that published the news – without relying on any source – to be honest, and not to intimidate citizens by fabricating false news.”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Qasr Abu Hadi (قصر ابو هادي‎), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.053738, 16.655473. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]