Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC297

Incident date

February 13, 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

One woman was reportedly injured by LNA shelling the Abu Salim neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Al Wasat said: “The Abu Salim Municipal Council announced that a house in the municipality of Bab Al-Salam in the municipality was destroyed by a shell.

The council noted that there were no citizens in the house, except for a woman who was in good condition, according to his statement on his page on the social networking site Facebook today, Thursday.

He pointed out that the property of the owners of the house was destroyed, and the shrapnel fragments caused damage to the neighboring buildings, whose walls were cracked by the accident, and cars were damaged by the people, accusing the General Command forces of being the source of the shell. It was not possible for ‘Al-Wasat Gate’ to confirm the authenticity of the news from an independent source.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation, however, wrote that the woman was lightly injured by LNA shelling.

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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 13th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 13th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
  • Destruction caused by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 13th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
  • Destruction caused by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 13th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)

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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC296

Incident date

February 13, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مدرسة ميمونة بنت الحارث, Tripoli: Maimouna Bint Al-Hareth School, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.865489, 13.201558 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed and up to four more civilians injured by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation blamed the LNA: “The indiscriminate shelling of the rebel war criminal militia, Haftar, targeted today:

Damascus neighborhood: What led to the death of a woman named (Laila Munji Abu Khurais) and the injury of three civilians in the same neighborhood (Hadaba al-Batatah)”

The LNA accused the GNA: “Militias and mercenaries in Tripoli are still tampering with the property and lives of our people, and after the university shells in Tripoli, another shell falls on Al Batata neighborhood in Tripoli, and reports of material damage and death of a woman.”

Libya Alahrar TV and the Libya Observer quoted the GNA on the incident and also accused the LNA.

Moftah Mosbah said one woman was killed and four civilians injured.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said the incident took place near the Maimouna Bint Al-Hareth School.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Laila Munji Abu Khurais Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Video of the aftermath
  • Abother video of the aftermath
  • Another video showing damage caused by the shelling
  • Smoke rises after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Street scene after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Street scene after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Street scene after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Smoke rises after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged window after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged window after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damage after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged care after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Street scene after indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on February 13th, 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

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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC295

Incident date

February 12, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: طريق الشوك, Tripoli: Al Shok, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838223, 13.229855 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 and up to nine more injured by LNA shelling on the Al Shok neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation said: “The indiscriminate shell fired by the war criminal militia Hafter this evening at Mazaya Café caused the death of Ayman Ali Al-Ajeili Al-Jafairi, 38 years old, and 9 other civilians were wounded, including 2 in operations at the Tripoli Medical Center in a new and repeated breach of the cease-fire, and in continuation of its criminal record, targeting civilians and residential neighborhoods in the capital.”

The Libya Observer said: “Shells fired by Haftar’s militias killed at least one person and wounded others in Tripoli, the volcano of Rage Operation says.

The shells reportedly struck a café in the “Shouk” road in Salah Al-Din area south of Tripoli.”

Other sources published similar reports.

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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Damage caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Damage caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Blood stains caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Blood stains caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Café damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Café damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Ambulance arriving alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Street scene after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC294

Incident date

February 12, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎, 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 civilian was supposedly injured by indiscrimiate shelling on the Salaheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “A second blast fell in Salaheddin, in the direction of Ibn Al-Nafis, and a person was lightly wounded.”

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

There is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Salaheddin on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged caused by indiscriminate shelling on Salaheddin on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC293

Incident date

February 12, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: القاطع أ جامعة طرابلس , Tripoli: University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.847905, 13.223111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians were reportedly injured because of LNA artillery shelling on Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “Two civilians were wounded in the indiscriminate shelling behind the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.”

Amjed Ali posted a picture of an alleged victim as a comment to the post and said he was in intensive care.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy also reported two injured.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation wrote: “Five civilians were injured as a result of indiscriminate shells fired by the war criminal militia militia Haftar on the residential neighborhood next to the University of Tripoli in a new and repeated breach of the cease-fire and in continuation of its criminal record targeting civilians and residential neighborhoods in the capital.”

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Video of the incident
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Blood stains after alleged LNA shelling on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on February 12th, 2020 (via Amjed Ali)

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
    2–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC292

Incident date

February 10, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: طريق الهضبة, Tripoli: Al Hadaba road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.865719, 13.198017 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reported injured from shelling on the Al Hadaba road.

Tarhuna 24 said: “A shell landed on a house on Tareeq Al Hadaba, along with reports of injuries.”

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

There is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC291

Incident date

February 8, 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

Three civilians were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

The Libya Observer wrote: “Three foreign workers were injured when a shell fired by Haftar’s militias hit their workplace in Ain Zara district, south of Tripoli, on Saturday evening, spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Fawzi Onis has confirmed.

Haftar’s militias continue to indiscriminately and deliberately target civilian population and facilities with alarming frequency, despite their formal commitment to the truce announced on January 12.”

Libya Alahrar TV and Tk Yahroug Kl shy also reported three injured. Tk Yahroug Kl shy said several shells fell in the neighbourhood.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (4) [ 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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC290

Incident date

February 5, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: الهضبة البدري, Tripoli: Al Hadaba Al Badri, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.836207, 13.21315 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians were allegedly killed and up to five more injured by LNA shelling on the Hadaba Al Badri neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Al Wasat said: “The media advisor to the Ministry of Health in the Government of Al-Wefaq, Amin Al-Hashemi, announced in a statement to Al Wasat ‘the death of a civilian and the wounding of two others so far as a result of shells falling in Al Hadaba Al Badri’ south of the capital, Tripoli.

Al-Hashemi explained that the dead man was called Abdul Karim Abdullah (M), and the two injured were called Abdul-Basit Muhammad Faraj Atiya (M), and the other one was named Ramzi Muhammad Al-Shaft (M).”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies posted: “Three random bombs fell on the Badri plateau area, one person died and three were injured on their way to the medical hospital.”

Ewan Libya wrote: “The Operation ‘Burkan Al Ghadab’ announced ‘the death of two citizens and the injury of others as a result of the fall of shells’ launched by the General Command forces on Al Hadaba Al Badri area yesterday evening Wednesday.”

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “The Libyan Liberal Reporter in Tripoli confirmed that the death toll from the bombing of Haftar militias on the Hadaba region has increased from two civilians to two martyrs and five wounded.

Our correspondent confirmed that there was property damage to citizens in the Hadaba region, including a number of cars and homes, as a result of indiscriminate shells fired by Haftar militias on the area.”

The Libya Observer said: “Khalifa Haftar’s indiscriminate rocket attack targeted Wednesday night Al-Hadba Al-Badri area in south Tripoli, leaving two civilians killed and five others wounded.

A source from Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) operation said Haftar’s forces near Yarmouk Camp in southern Tripoli targeted Al-Hadba Al-Badri area in a new breach of the ceasefire, adding that one of the injured persons is at the intensive care unit.

The attack at night left the residents in panic and caused damage to cars and houses of several people living in Al-Hadba Al-Badri, eyewitnesses said.”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • Video of the aftermath
  • Another video of the victims of the attack
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Fragment found after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Ordnance found after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Ordnance found after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 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
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]