Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC200

Incident date

September 19, 2019

Location

بنغازي‎, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.118422, 20.086926 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and twelve more injured by possible artillery shelling in Benghazi.

The Libya Observer reported: “One person was killed and at least 12 others, including women and children, were injured when indiscriminate rocket shells fell on a condolences tent in Bouhdima district of Benghazi.

Local sources said the shells were fired from Majouri district, in memory of one of the so-called Dignity Operation members, killed in the war on Tripoli.”

However, Libya Alahrar TV said the reason was gunfire: “A private source confirmed to the Free Libya Channel that one person was killed as a result of indiscriminate shooting at a mourning tent in Bouhdima area southeast of Benghazi.

The source added to the Free Libya channel that the incident resulted in the injury of a dozen other people were injured without giving the nature of their injuries.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Alleged scene at the hospital after the incident (via Libya Observer)

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC199

Incident date

September 17, 2019

Location

جنزور: الكريمية, Janzur: Al Keramia, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.771657, 13.08665 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A family was reportedly injured in an LNA airstrike on Janzur.

The Libya Observer wrote: “Khalifa Haftar’s warplanes continue to strike residential areas in south and east Tripoli without targeting military locations as foreign drones backing up Haftar’s forces strike Mitiga Airport for the fourth day in a row.

Sources from Volcano of Rage Operation said Mig 21 for Haftar’s forces hit a storage for Jarma Company in Tajoura but caused only material damage, while another strike hit a residential area in Al-Karaymiya, injuring a family.

The Libya Observer has not verified any information about the number and type of casualties due to the airstrikes.”

There is currently no other information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC198

Incident date

September 13, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: خزانات النفط, Tripoli: oil tanks, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.790556, 13.148889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One child was reportedly injured because of LNA shelling on Tripoli.

The GNA Burkan Al Ghadab operation claimed: “The child Osama Mohammed Hamza was injured by shrapnel in the neck as a result of the indiscriminate shelling of the militias of the war criminal Hafter behind oil tanks and was transferred to the field hospital for treatment.”

There is currently no additional information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Osama Mohammed Hamza Child male injured

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the alleged victim

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC197

Incident date

September 13, 2019

Location

الاصابعة, Asabi'ah, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.516483, 13.167439 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed by indiscrimintate shelling on Asabi’ah.

Tk yahrouq Kl shy said: “Drone shelling on the area of Asabi’ah near the Al Sila camp, which led to the death of citizen Abdel-Hakim Bnaser due to aerial bombing.”

There is currently no further information available.

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdel-Hakim Bnaser Age unknown male killed

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 (1) [ collapse]

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 (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC196

Incident date

September 13, 2019

Location

سرت‎, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.190547, 16.571441 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly injured in an LNA airstrike south of Sirte.

Akhbar Libya 24 reported: “Photographer Walid Zarmouh of Misurata was injured while escorting an armed convoy belonging to Al-Wefaq government [GNA] forces, which was heading towards Al Jufra military base.

A source familiar with the fact that Zarmouh was injured said a pre-emptive air strike carried out by the Air Force of the General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces targeted the convoy south of the city of Sirte at dawn on Friday.”

There is currently no more information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Walid Zarmouh Adult male Photojournalist injured

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the alleged victim (via Akhbar Libya 24)

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC195

Incident date

September 13, 2019

Location

الجعافرة, Al Ja'afarah, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.048889, 13.281111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed in a GNA airstrike on Al Ja’afarah.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy reported: “Warplane bombardment of Al Wefaq [GNA] on the Abu Aqada school, which led to the death of Salem Klish of the Jaafra tribe.”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies only reported GNA airstrikes but no civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Salem Klish Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the alleged strike

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC194

Incident date

September 12, 2019

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

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

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy reported: “A shell landed just before Mohammed bin Hamed’s farm in Ain Zara al-Kuhaili, and the farm worker was injured.”

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

There is currently no other information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed bin Hamed Adult male Farm worker killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Images of the aftermath

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC193

Incident date

September 11, 2019

Location

العربان, Al Urban, Murqub, Libya

Geolocation

32.169398, 13.385662 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly killed in a GNA airstrike on Al Urban.

Al Mashhad reported: “Two civilians were killed by indiscriminate shelling of the Al Wefaq government forces in Al Urban, 30 km southeast of Gheryan, local sources said.

The sources said that the young Issa ibn al-Hadi al-Jaafari was seriously injured by indiscriminate shelling and died later on, while another person died from the tribe of Qamati did not give his name.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy said: “Our city Al Urban has been subjected to heavy bombardment of all types of weapons by land and air since this morning, a barbaric indiscriminate strike in which the Arabs lost the finest of their sons, Issa ibn al-Hadi al-Jaafari and Abdul Salam Ahmed Saqr Al-Qamati. Arab unity by flying and terrorizing the safe.

The Libya Observer said that a strike targeted LNA technicals without mentioning civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Issa ibn al-Hadi al-Jaafari Adult male killed
  • Abdul Salam Ahmed Saqr Al-Qamati Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Alleged aftermath of a strike on Al Urban
  • Picture of Issa ibn al-Hadi al-Jaafari

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]