All Belligerents in Libya

An injured boy stands in ruins following fighting. (via Saraya Media Center, linked to the militant Shura Council Benghazi)

Belligerent
Country
Libya
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Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC253

Incident date

December 13, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: مشروع الهضبة, Tripoli: Hadaba project, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838333, 13.175278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed by LNA artillery shelling on the Hadaba project area of Tripoli.

Tarhuna 24 said: “Artillery shelling targets Al-Wefaq [GNA] concentrations in Hadaba project.”

Tripoli 219 wrote: “Also today’s evening, in the [Hadaba] project, a random shell landed on a citizen who had been hospitalized. Unfortunately, he died in the hospital.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC252

Incident date

December 12, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: صلاح الدين, Tripoli: Salaheddin, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.846389, 13.161667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One elderly civilian was reportedly killed by indiscriminate artillery shelling on the Salaheddin area of Tripoli.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “A member of the Al-Hamidi family dies as a result of the fall of a random shell on his house in Salaheddin.”

Tripoli 219 and Warfleh sons published similar reports.

Local reports of fighting point at the GNA or LNA as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khalifa Al-Sibai Al-Hamdi Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Picture of the alleged victim

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

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC251

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: مشروع الهضبة, Tripoli: Hadaba project, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838333, 13.175278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilians was allegedly killed by indiscriminate artillery shelling on the Hadaba project in Tripoli.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy reported: “As a result of indiscriminate shelling yesterday morning on Al Farahit in Al Hadaba project livelihoods of people were destroyed and an African worker was killed.”

The same source reported several other instances of shells dropping on the neighbourhood on that day.

Local reports of fighting point at GNA or LNA as the perpetrator.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Picture of a strike in the area
  • Another picture of a strike
  • Pictures of damage caused by the strikes

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

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC250

Incident date

December 1, 2019

Location

السواني, Al-Swani, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.712224, 13.07224 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians were reportedly killed in an LNA or Emirati airstrike on Al-Swani.

Libya Observer put the death toll at two: “Foreign aircraft backing up Khalifa Haftar’s forces have carried out airstrikes on civilian houses in Al-Sawani, killing two people and injuring ten others, Volcano of Rage Operation’s media office said on Sunday.

The media office said among the civilian casualties, there are women and children and posted a video showing the destructive aftermath of the airstrike.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center (FMSC) wrote: “After a report of warplanes shelling in Al-Swani area that caused the death of three children and seriously injured a fourth child, ambulances of the Sawani Field Hospital of the Field Medicine and Support Center rushed on Sunday, 1-12-2019, to the area near the Sawani Bridge for the ambulance of the child Mohammed Jamal Yousef Helmi, 9 years old, who died instantly and recovered the body of the child Mahaba Ayad Adam, 4 years old. The body of a child who was not able to identify him was recovered.”

Libya Alahrar TV later put the death toll at five and said 13 more were wounded.

Al Wasat quoted a GNA spokesperson saying that an Emirati pilot flew the plane which conducted the strike.

According to 218TV, an LNA spokesperson later said that they did not target civilians in the area.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Jamal Yousef Helmi 9 years old male killed
  • Mahaba Ayad Adam 4 years old female killed
  • Ali Al-Zintani 10 years old male killed
  • Yousef Jamal Yousef Helmi 10 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–13
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Video of the aftermath
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Pictures of the victims
  • Picture of the strike

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • United Arab Emirates Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–13
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC249

Incident date

November 28, 2019

Location

أم الأرانب: الشركة الصينية, Umm Al Aranib: Chinese company, Murzuq, Libya

Geolocation

26.146291, 14.736303 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Up to eleven civilians were allegedly killed by an LNA or Emirati airstrike on Umm Al Aranib.

The Libya Observer said: “The Congress of Libya’s Tebu tribespeople has condemned in a statement the airstrikes of Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Um Al-Aranib on Thursday, killing a whole family – mother and her six children.”

Ummm Al Aranib Channel also wrote a mother and her six children were killed.

Wolfram Lacher said: “Drone strikes (presumably UAE) on Umm al-Araneb, following earlier drone strikes this morning in Tassawa on the force that took over El Feel yesterday.

One of the Umm al-Araneb strikes killed 6-7 members of a single family, most of them children.”

Libya Alahrar TV reported nine children and two women killed.

According to Afrigate News, strikes took place near the Chinese buildings. It did not mention civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • (6–9 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • United Arab Emirates Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • (6–9 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC248

Incident date

November 20, 2019

Location

عين زارة: منتزه هابي لاند بارك, Ain Zara: HappyLand Park, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.807786, 13.255201 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Several civilians were allegedly injured by LNA artillery shelling on Ain Zara.

Libya Alahrar TV posted pictures of the aftermath, saying: “Photos showing some of the effects of the destruction of houses and their properties in the area of Ain Zara behind the areas of clashes due to the indiscriminate shelling of Hafter gunmen, which caused a number of injuries.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center (FSMC) also said that injuries occurred but did not provide an exact number.

Al Wasat said the incident took place near HappyLand Park.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the aftermath
  • More pictures of the incident

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC247

Incident date

November 18, 2019

Location

مصراتة: الرويسات, Misurata: Al Ruwaisat, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

32.366517, 15.110012 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to 13 civilians were reportedly injured in an LNA or foreign airstrike on Misurata.

According to Al Wasat twelve people were injured.

The Libya Observer reported: “13 people wounded in intense airstrikes believed to be conducted by foreign warplanes allied to warlord Haftar on locations inside residential areas in Misrata Monday night.”

Al Wasat said in addition: “The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord on Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist aerial bombardment that targeted locations in the capital Tripoli and Misurata city, pointing out that the airstrikes were carried out by ‘foreign aviation’.”

Akhbar Libya 24 wrote: “Misurata Medical Center reported on Tuesday that it received 13 wounded civilians, including a woman as a result of the bombing of ammunition stores and armored vehicles in a raid carried out by the Air Force.

The air force launched night raids targeting 19 new armored vehicles that arrived in Misrata on Monday from Turkey, after being stored in an industrial area in the city center for use in the ground of military operations.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–13
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Pictures from the incident
  • Picture of the the alleged strike
  • Video of the incident

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–13
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC246

Incident date

November 18, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: مشروع الهضبة, Tripoli: Hadaba project, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838333, 13.175278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child was allegedly killed by indiscriminate shelling on the Hadaba project in Tripoli.

Tk Yahrough Kl shy said: “The death of Khaled Mohammed Muftah Al-Mashay as a result of an indiscriminate shell landing last night on his house in line 6 in Hadaba project area.”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies published a similar report.

Local reports of fighting point at the GNA or LNA as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khaled Mohammed Muftah Al-Mashay Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the victim

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

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]