Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC087

Incident date

September 2, 2018

Location

الفلاح, Al Falah, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.855076, 13.154240 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and four people were reported killed because of artillery shelling on a refugee camp in Tripoli.

Libya Alaan said that “two were killed and five wounded on Sunday after a shell fell on the Tawergha camp.”

Alkhal Altawerghi named the victims as Abu Bakr Mohammed Masoud Al Zamirli and his brother Khaled.

Libya’s Channel also reported two people dead and 15 injured.

RT reported a higher death toll: “Four people were killed and seven others injured when a shell fell on a camp for displaced people in the Al-Falah area of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

The RT correspondent reported that the shell fell on a Tawergha refugee camp in Al Falah area, known as Camp No. 2.”

Local sources reported clashes between GNA-affiliated militias and the 7th Brigade at the time of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–15
  • 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), 7th Brigade

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Image of one of the victims
  • Libya Alaan shows the impact of the artillery shelling
  • Libya's Channel shows the aftermath of the artillery strike

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Falah (الفلاح), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.855076, 13.154240. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Falah (الفلاح).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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

7th Brigade Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    7th Brigade
  • 7th Brigade position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–15
  • 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), 7th Brigade

Sources (7) [ collapse]