Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC243

Incident date

November 14, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: الزهور, Tripoli: Al Zohour, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.853889, 13.176667 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 Al Zohour neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Libya Observer reported: “Meanwhile, one person was killed in Al-Zohoor neighborhood in Tripoli after 10 Grad rockets fired by Haftar’s forces fell on the residential area Thursday.

Al-Zohoor neighborhood in Salah Al-Deen in southern Tripoli has been seeing large displacement by residents since last Tuesday due to repeated indiscriminate shelling by Haftar’s forces, leading to casualties and destruction of properties.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “The Salem Al-Nafees (formerly Salaheddin) field hospital said that Mr. Wajdi Mustafa Shweibi, who is 45 years old in the district of Zohour on Thursday, 14 November 2019, which was exposed to shrapnel of shells fell on his residence, which led to him being seriously injured in the stomach, was taken to Dar al-Rahma hospital in Tripoli.”

According to Libya Alahrar TV, Tk Yahroug Kl shy and the GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation he later died of his wounds.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said another civilian was injured in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Wajdi Mustafa Shweibi 45 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the impact of shelling in Salaheddin
  • Pictures of the aftermath
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    Picture of the alleged victim (via FMSC)

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)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC243

Incident date

November 13, 2019

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir: Souq Al Sabet, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.598854, 13.174578 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 by a GNA artillery strike on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Afrigate reported: “The Municipal Council of Qasr Bin Gashir announced that the house of the family of Abdul Razzaq Abu Sedira was targeted by Grad rockets fired by forces belonging to the Western Military Area Command of the GNA.”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “The fall of an indiscriminate shell in the area of Al Sabet market in Qaser Bin Gashir on the family of Abu Sedira, which led to the death of their son Ahmed.”

Tarhuna 24 published a similar statement.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Abdel Razzaq Nouri Abu Sedira Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC242

Incident date

November 13, 2019

Location

الحي الدبلوماسي, Ain Zara: Al-Hay Adduplomasi, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.832547, 13.189110 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four to five civilians form one family were reportedly injured by LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

According to the Libya Observer four civilians were injured by indiscriminate shelling.

Al Wasat said: “A family was injured when a shell hit a house in the Diplomasi neighborhood of Ain Zara.

The spokesman for the authorities, in a statement to Al Wasat, that it injured three children and their father, their condition between medium and light, while the mother’s condition is critical.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center (FMSC) provided details on the injuries: “Mother: Hoda Abu-Zeid injured by shrapnel in the head

Father: Moftah Hussein Al-Sayid: shrapnel wound in his hand

Rima Muftah Al-Sayid: shrapnel injury in the back area

Abdullah Muftah Al-Sayid: injury simple shrapnel

Abdulrahman Muftah Al-Sayid: Simple shrapnel injury”

Other sources also said five people were injured. Libya Alahrar TV and Tk Yahroug Kl shy said it was the result of an airstrike and not an artillery strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Moftah Hussein Al-Sayid Adult male Father injured
  • Hoda Abu-Zeid Adult female Mother injured
  • Rima Muftah Al-Sayid Child female Daughter injured
  • Abdullah Muftah Al-Sayid Child male Son injured
  • Abdulrahman Muftah Al-Sayid Child male Son injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    Pictures of the victims
  • More pictures of the victims
  • Picture of the alleged strike
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    More pictures if 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
    4–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC241

Incident date

November 10, 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

Two civilians were allegedly killed by LNA artillery shelling on the Salaheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Libya Observer wrote: “Khalifa Haftar’s artillery weapons attacked southern Tripoli neighborhoods, including Salah Al-Deen where two civilians were killed and others were wounded, media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said.

The spokesman for Ministry of Health Fawzi Awnis confirmed that two bodies arrived Sunday in a field hospital in Tripoli, saying they were killed in random shelling on Salah Al-Deen neighborhood.

Awnis added that ambulances were searching for injured civilians in the area of the artillery shelling.”

218TV said: “Two people, Shaaban al-Akhdar and Mohammad Ahmad al-Atrash, were killed by an indiscriminate shell in the area between al-Khala and Sidra (Salaheddin), according to local residents.”

Other sources published similar accounts. The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation also accused the LNA of conductung the strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Shaaban al-Akhdar Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Ahmad al-Atrash 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
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the incident
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Body of Mohammed Ahmed al-Atrash (via FMSC)
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    Body of Sha'aban Ali al-Akhdar (via FMSC)
  • Pictures of the aftermath

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC240

Incident date

November 9, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎, Tripoli: Airport road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.806027, 13.139814 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were allegedly injured by indiscriminate artillery shelling in the south of Tripoli.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy reported: “A shell hit a house on the airport road near the self-sufficiency (Al Iktifa’ Al Zati) project and injured three family members, we ask God for safety.”

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

There is currently no further information available

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC239

Incident date

November 5, 2019

Location

Qasr Bin Gashir: Al Ramla, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.682634, 13.111924 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 an airstrike in the Al Ramla area of Qasr Bin Gashir.

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “Al-Swani Field Hospital of the Center for Field Medicine and Support reported that the body of Khaled Salem Al-Marghani was recovered from Al-Khuwaildi area.

Al-Swani field hospital said that Khaled al-Marghani was subjected to aerial bombardment while he was working to transport some things inside the warehouse of one of the airport finance companies, where shrapnel penetrating his back area led to his death.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Picture of the alleged victim (via FMSC)
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    Another picture of the alleged victim (via FMSC)

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC238

Incident date

Location

عين زارة: محطة وقود القرقني , Ain Zara: Al Grgani Gas Station, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.805686, 13.281862 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Up to three non-combatants were allegedly killed in an LNA airstrike on Ain Zara.

Al Wasat said: “The Interior Ministry of the GNA announced on Tuesday that two of its members were killed in the shelling of the headquarters of the Rapid Intervention Force at the General Directorate of Central Support in Ain Zara.

The ministry said in a statement, through its official page on the social networking site Facebook: ‘Aviation (..) Hafter on Tuesday evening targeted the headquarters of the rapid intervention force in the General Directorate of Central Support Ain Zara’, adding ‘two members of the security men (policeman Muhannad Mohammed Sa’id Rashed), ( Wissam Salim Rajab Kardala), and four others were injured.'”

According to Libya Alahrar TV, the death toll was later updated to three.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Muhannad Mohammed Sa’id Rashed Adult male killed
  • Wissam Salim Rajab Kardala Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the impact of the strike

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
    3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC237

Incident date

November 4, 2019

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 child was allegedly injured by indiscriminate shelling on Salaheddin in Tripoli.

Afrigate News said: “The [Field Medicine and Support] Center also announced that a Moroccan child was injured by shrapnel from a shell that hit his house on Tareeq Al Shouk in Tripoli and another person was injured in the Ain Zara area of ​​the capital Tripoli.”

The Center itself said: “On Monday morning, 4/11/2019, Nabil Ibrahim bin Ghali, a Moroccan national, was injured by shrapnel from a shell that fell on his house.”

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Nabil Ibrahim bin Ghali Child male injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (2) [ collapse]