Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC332

Incident date

April 1, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مسجد الصفاء, Tripoli: Al Safa Mosque, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.828524, 13.163140 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly killed and one more injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported that it assisted three people of which two died after “they were targeted by indiscriminate shells in the airport road area behind Repsol Company.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Two people were killed and another person was wounded when a shell landed near the Al-Safa Mosque in the project area.”

The Libya Observer wrote: “Two people were killed and another person was injured when Haftar’s militias showered neighborhoods in the Airport Road, south of Tripoli with rockets on Wednesday night, the Field Medicine and Support Center has confirmed.”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Body of a victim of LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Body of a victim of LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Body of a victim of LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC331

Incident date

March 31, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: أبو سليم, Tripoli: Abu Salim, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.842957, 13.171578 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim in Tripoli.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy posted: “A shell just landed in the Al Shaabiya Abu Salim area, and a woman and a child were wounded by shrapnel from my Lord, who greeted and kept everyone safe.”

The Libya Observer said: “Haftar’s rockets fell also on Abu Salim and Mazawgha areas in Tripoli, leaving two civilians injured – one child – according to the mayor of Abu Salim.”

According to Hona Souq Al-Khmies, “a missile has landed in Al Shaabiya area in Abu Salim, injuring two women and a child.”

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
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Building damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) 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
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC330

Incident date

March 31, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: قرقارش, Tripoli: Qerqarish, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.868872, 13.106781 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and several others injured by LNA shelling on the Qerqarish neighbourhood of Tripoli. It later turned out the actual cause was a gas explosion.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies posted: “Our confirmed outcome for Qargarsh now:

The death of Ramadan Qurbaj.

His brother’s injury.

An Egyptian worker was injured.”

The Libya Observer tweeted: “One person killed, others wounded in a rocket attack by warlord Haftar’s armed groups on #Tripoli’s densely-populated Qarqarish district, medical sources say.”

Desert Rose later responded to a tweet mentioning the incident: “It was a gas cylinder that exploded ! Either leakage or filling up of gas cylinder! Not any darn missile Alhamdulilah..”

Wolfram Lacher said: “Deleted tweet re: reported shelling on Gargaresh as it appears it was a gas explosion. Indiscriminate shelling on Abu Slim continues.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC329

Incident date

March 28, 2020

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir: Bi'r Altota, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.674722, 13.241944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A woman was allegedly killed and her two sisters injured by a GNA artillery strike on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies did not report civilian harm but secondary explosions in the area: “A video showing the rise of smoke from the ammunition store in the companies complex in Qasr Bin Gashir after it was targeted by the Al-Wefaq [GNA] artillery and the sounds of ammunition explosions.”

The GNA itself declared conducting strikes via its Burkan Al Ghadab page: “Our artillery, precisely, targeted a building in Qasr Bin Gashir, in which a Russian mercenary manages to operate a cannon targeting the civilian neighborhoods of Tripoli.

Our hero’s heavy artillery destroyed an ammunition store in Qasr Bin Gashir”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “After a random shell fell this morning on a house in Al-Manara Road, the wife of Saadi Aoun died, and the deceased seems to be Najia ِAl Saroukh.”

Zohra Shetwi posted on Facebook: “I am God, and to Him we shall return. I have moved to the mercy of God Almighty today.

Najia Al Saroukh, mother of my friend Rabiaa, may God bless her soul

My Lord heals her 2 sisters and injured.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Video of the shelling
  • Smoke rises after alleged GNA shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on March 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

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

Summary

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

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC328

Incident date

March 27, 2020

Location

بوقرين, Abugrein, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

31.445278, 15.25443 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two paramedics were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abugrein.

Libya Alahrar TV said: “Urgent: Media Adviser to the Ministry of Health, Lamine Al-Hashemi: Two paramedics were wounded and an ambulance was destroyed in the Abugrein area due to shelling of Haftar militias”

The Libya Observer wrote: “The Crisis and Emergency Committee of the Ministry of Health has condemned in its strongest terms the targeting of a medical team on Friday in the Abu Qurain area near Sirte.

The attack resulted in the injury of several paramedics and destroyed an ambulance, according to the committee, describing it as ‘an immoral attack’.

The head of the Crisis and Emergency Committee at the Ministry of Health, Fawzi Onis, stressed that such offensives, which violate all domestic and international laws will be added to the record of attacks on the health sector and its workers since the start of the aggression against Tripoli.

‘These actions put medical staff and paramedics at risk and adds to the suffering of the sick and the injured,’ Onis explained.”

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
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Ambulance allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abugrein on March 27th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) 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
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC327

Incident date

March 27, 2020

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

A family was allegedly injured by LNA shelling in the Hadaba project area of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center wrote: “A shell landed on a house in Al-Hadaba area (Potatoes), and the cases were transferred to Abu Salim Hospital.”

Libya Alahar TV said: “A family was injured in Al-Hadba area due to the indiscriminate shelling of Haftar militias in the area.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy, however, posted pictures of the incident and added: “Pictures show that one of the shells landed in the plateau area, opposite the Military College, thank God there are no human damages.”

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
    0–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Building allegedly damaged by shellng on Tripoli on March 27th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building allegedly damaged by shellng on Tripoli on March 27th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) 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
    0–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC326

Incident date

March 25, 2020

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.816556, 13.267525 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly injured by indiscriminate shelling on Ain Zara.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “The martyr field hospital, Ayman al-Haramah, affiliated to the Center for Field Medicine and Support, today, Wednesday, 3/25/2020, helps the citizen: Hamza Salem Al-Qamudi (M), 32 years old, after a shell landed on his house in the Ain Zara area, provided him with first aid and transferred him to Tripoli Medical Hospital.

This shell also caused material damage to the house.”

There is currently no other information available.

Reports of fighting in the area point at the GNA or LNA as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Hamza Salem Al-Qamudi, allegedly injured by shelling on Ain Zara on March 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Hamza Salem Al-Qamudi, allegedly injured by shelling on Ain Zara on March 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building damaged by shelling on Ain Zara on March 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building damaged by shelling on Ain Zara on March 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC325

Incident date

March 25, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: طريق السور, Tripoli: Al Sour road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.881313, 13.219781 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

One girl was allegedly injured because of LNA shelling on the Al Sour road in Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “Missiles on 2 houses: Al-Ghadamsi’s house, Omar Khalifa’s house. And a little girl, with a minor injury, is now in Al-Zawiya Street Hospital, sewing a minor wound on the head.”

Libya Alaharar TV wrote: “A child was injured due to the militia bombing of Haftar civilian homes on the Al Sour Road in Tripoli.” It added that several houses and cars were injured.

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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 25th, 2020 (Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 25th, 2020 (Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 25th, 2020 (Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 25th, 2020 (Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 25th, 2020 (Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) 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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (8) [ collapse]