Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Weak
Belligerent Assessment

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

LC317

Incident date

March 21, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: باب بن غشير, Tripoli: Bab Ben Gashir, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.870935, 13.19355 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two children were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on the Bab Ben Gashir neighburhood of Tripoli.

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “The mayor of Abu Salim Abd Al-Rahman Al-Hamedi assures Al-Ahrar that two children were injured as a result of the fall of shell on their apartment.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation posted pictures of the incident saying: “Preliminary photos of the destruction caused by the militia of Haftar to the property of the citizens in the Bab Ben Gashir area of the municipality of Abu Salim, after the deceptive announcement of the spokesman for the war criminal, Haftar, about a false cease-fire.” Some of the photos showed bloods stains. However, the page did not mention civilian harm.

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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Damage and supposed blood stains caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damage and supposed blood stains caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC314

Incident date

March 18, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: باب بن غشير, Tripoli: Bab Ben Gashir, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.870935, 13.193550 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A woman and her daughter and niece were injured because of LNA shelling on the Bab Bin Gashir area of Tripoli.

The rival Burkan Al Ghadab operation said: “Citizen Nisreen Bin Hamed dies, and her daughter and niece are injured, as a result of a shell fired by the war criminal militia militia Haftar on their car in the Bab Bin Ghashir area.”

Libya Alhrar TV quoted the report.

The is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (2) [ 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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC313

Incident date

March 18, 2020

Location

عين زارة: قرية المزاوغة, Ain Zara: Al Mazawaga, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.828453, 13.254978 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

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

The Ambulance Services Libya said: “A shell landed in Al-Mazawaga village, Ain Zara, at a house. Rescue teams went to the place and a case was rescued for treatment.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy reported mortar shelling and posted an carbon copy of the report from the Ambulance Services.

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested 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 attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Building allegedly damaged by indiscrimante shelling on March 16th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building allegedly damaged by indiscrimante shelling on March 16th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building allegedly damaged by indiscrimante shelling on March 16th, 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC311

Incident date

March 12, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مدرسة خليفة الحجاجي, Tripoli: Khalifa Al-Hajjaji School, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.904545, 13.255105 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly injured by LNA artillery shelling on the Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “The follow-up team at the Center for Field Medicine and Support after shells landed on the Souq Al Jumaa area near the Shatt road, went to the dreaded place to find out the number of casualties left by the fall of indiscriminate shells on Thursday night.” It added the two victims were transferred to Al Fateh clinic.

218TV quoted the report from the Field Medicine and Support Center.

Other sources mostly reported material damage to cars and civilian homes.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation accused the LNA of conducting the attack with Grad rockets.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (25) [ collapse]

  • Video of the incident
  • Burning car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Burning car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Burning cars after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Scorched cars after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Scorched cars after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC306

Incident date

February 28, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: قدح, Tripoli: Gadah, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.852451, 13.134495 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child was reportedly injured by LNA shelling on the Gadah area of Tripoli.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “These are pictures showing a shell landing in the Gadah area on the home of the Al-Kilani Al-Mahmoudi family and the slight injury of a child.”

Libya Alahrar TV wrote there was intense LNA shelling in the area without mentioning civilian harm.

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 (8) [ collapse]

  • Building supposedly damaged by LNA shelling on Gadah on February 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building supposedly damaged by LNA shelling on Gadah on February 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building supposedly damaged by LNA shelling on Gadah on February 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building supposedly damaged by LNA shelling on Gadah on February 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building supposedly damaged by LNA shelling on Gadah on February 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building supposedly damaged by LNA shelling on Gadah on February 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Car supposedly damaged by LNA shelling on Gadah on February 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building supposedly damaged by LNA shelling on Gadah on February 28th, 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
    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

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 neighbouring 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

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 reportedly injured by indiscriminate 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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or 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
    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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or 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
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]