Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
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Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC143

Incident date

May 16, 2019

Location

بو غيلان, Bu Gheilan, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.256538, 13.039711 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A family was reportedly injured in a GNA airstrike on Bu Gheilan.

Tripoli Now said: “A family was injured in Bu Gheilan, Gheryan area, as a result of aerial bombardment by a Misurata aircraft.”

The is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC142

Incident date

May 15, 2019

Location

قصر بن غشير: جامع علي بن ابي طالب, Qasr Bin Gashir: Ali bin Abi Talib mosque, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.767579, 13.096423 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Three people were injured in a GNA artillery strike on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Tripoli Now said they were injured when a shell fell on the Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque.

Tk yhrog kl shy2 published a similar report and uploaded a video of the damage at the building.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Video of the damage to the mosque

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC141

Incident date

May 15, 2019

Location

القواسم, Qawasim, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.214378, 13.042078 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reported killed by a GNA airstrike in Qawasim.

Ghada Elmehdwi reported: “Misrata targets civilians in Gheryan – Qawasim and victims occurred.”

Other sources did not mention civilian harm but the targeting of civilian homes. Wadi Dinar News Agency said that the houses of Sami and Ramzi Al Muntaser were damaged and posted pictures of them.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2–3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the aftermath

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2–3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC140

Incident date

May 14, 2019

Location

قصر بن غشير: الملجأ, Qasr Bin Gashir: Almalja, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.686911, 13.176507 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians were reported killed by indiscriminate shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir, likely conducted by the GNA.

The General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces showed the image of an injured child.

Qasr Bin Gashir Official reported the death of Ahmed al-Mazougi.

Qalam Rasas said: “The death toll has risen to 6, including a woman, a baby and a 7-year-old girl. Rocket attacks on the militias of the Sarraj government targeted their homes in the area of Qasr Bin Ghashir south of the capital Tripoli.”

Almarsad published a more detailed summary of events: “The number of people killed in a rocket attack of GNA forces in the Qasr Bin Gashir area, has risen to six civilians, including infant and a seven-year-old girl from the Faraj Beshish family.

Residents of the neighborhood told them that at least three rockets landed on the densely populated “Al Malja neighborhood ” in the Qasr Bin Gashir municipality. Ahmed Fathi al-Hadi al-Mazouji and his mother, a eight-month pregnant woman, Hanan, and four others were injured. Including his brother and sister.

One of the rockets targeted the house of Hammadi al-Tarhouni, wounding a housewife called ‘Aisha’, an elderly woman who was seriously wounded. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and a fire broke out in the two houses. Faraj Bishish accompanied her pregnant mother as shown in this video clip just before inside the hospital.

In the same area, another missile hit cars parked in front of houses in the same neighborhood, causing the fire to erupt as people tried to control the fire.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed al-Mazougi Child male killed
  • Ahmed Fathi al-Hadi al-Mazouji Age unknown male injured
  • Aisha Adult female Housewife injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
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  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Pictures of the aftermath
  • Ahmed al-Mazougi, supposedly killed in the incident
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    More pictures of victims
  • Another picture of Ahmed al-Mazougi and more photos from the aftermath of the attack

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC139

Incident date

May 13, 2019

Location

الزاوية‎, Zawiya, Libya

Geolocation

32.759709, 12.732495 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reported killed and injured in an LNA airstrike on Zawiya.

Riyadh Burshan said that there were “reports of civilian casualties and injuries” because of “Aerial bombardment of the town of Zawiya” but did not specify how many.

Other sources only reported LNA bombarment and showed pictures of damaged buildings and cars. Most of them said that the Faruq militia was targeted.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2–3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Picture of the alleged strike
  • Pictures of the alleged aftermath
  • Video showing the aftermath of the strike

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2–3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC138

Incident date

May 12, 2019

Location

ناصر, Naser, Zawiya, Libya

Geolocation

32.432880, 12.657010 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were allegedly killed in an airstrike on Naser. Different sources accused the LNA, UAE or Egypt.

Ibrahim Kasuda said: “The UAE assault plane targets a citizen’s car in the village of Naser in the south of Zawiya, killing all in the car and the supporters of Haftar describe it as an ammunition truck.”

Mona Al-Hur accused the UAE and Egypt of conducting the strike, also saying everyone in the car was killed without giving a number of casualties.

Asstor wrote: “An airstrike carried out by Haftar aircraft targeting small civilian vehicles claiming to carry weapons and ammunition in the area south of the city of Zawiya, killing three people and wounding two which are in serious condition.”

Anis Abdalgawad and Son of Libya Sartawi said the car was in fact an ammunition truck. Tak.yuharq.kl.shy added that one of the victims was Abdulmajid Bin Koura, supposedly an arms dealer with a criminal record.

Libyan citizen later said on Twitter that Ahmad Aldabbashi, an alleged human trafficker and oil smuggler, was killed in the strike as well.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdulmajid Bin Koura Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Aldabbashi Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Pictures of the aftermath
  • Pictures of Abdulmajid Bin Koura, supposedly killed in the event
  • Video of the alleged aftermath
  • Picture of Ahmad Aldabbashi

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC137a

Incident date

May 12, 2019

Location

تاجوراء: الجفينة, Tajoura: Al Jafina, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.824722, 13.482222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One woman was reportedly killed and her two children injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli.

Riyadh Burshan said two civilians were injured in the incident.

Al Jazeera posted on Twitter: “A woman and her two children were injured when shells fell on Al-Jafina neighborhood southeast of Tajoura, east of the Libyan capital.”

Libya Alahrar published a similar entry and said the mayor of Tajoura confirmed the injuries.

Pen Libya said that the mother of the Al Khalqi family died.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Awatif al-Khaliqi Adult female Mother killed
  • Mohammed Child male Son injured
  • Obaidah male Son injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0–1
  • (0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Video showing one of the children allegedly injured in the attack
  • Another video of the child
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    More picturs of the incident

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0–1
  • (0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC137

Incident date

May 8, 2019

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir: Altwaisha, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.639449, 13.111109 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between one and three medics where reportedly injured in an LNA attack on an ambulance in Qasr Bin Gashir, possibly with artillery.

OCHA published a statement on the incident saying: “An armoured ambulance vehicle carrying the Director of the Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services was directly attacked yesterday in Twaisha area in Qasr bin Ghashir neighbourhood, reportedly by LNA-affiliated fighters, leaving the Director in a critical health condition and further injuring two paramedics.”

Libya Alahrar TV and Manarat Tripoli also mentioned the injury of the Director but did not mention the other victims.

The Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services later published a statement itself, confirming the director was injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Nasser Daou Adult male Director of the Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
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  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Video the medic's amputated leg

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (4) [ collapse]