Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC091

Incident date

September 20, 2018

Location

طرابلس‎, Tripoli: Marble Factory, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.857222, 13.262222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians were reported killed due to indiscriminate artillery shelling in the Al Sabaa neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Libya Alaan wrote on Facebook that “a shell just has landed on a marble factory in the Al Sabaa area and killed one and injured three.”

Libya 24 reported that the man was Sudanese and it was a metal workshop, not the marble factory.

Afrigate News referred to the spokesperson for ambulance and emergency: “Ali said in a statement to Afrigate News that the clashes on Thursday left nine dead, including two civilians and 13 wounded, including four civilians, indicating that this is an initial outcome of what was transferred to the ambulance and emergency.

Ali pointed to a shell falling on a blacksmith workshop in the area of Al Sabaa, indicating that it left one dead (Bangladeshi nationality) and two wounded, one of them in serious condition.”

Local media reports point at GNA-affiliated militias or the 7th Brigade as the perpetrator.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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), 7th Brigade

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • TV report saying the death toll on September 18th-20th was four civilians and three combatants. In addition 17 people were injured
  • Images of the aftermath of the alleged artillery shelling in Al Sabaa
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    More pictures of artillery shelling in Tripoli from Jalal Othman

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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), 7th Brigade

Sources (8) [ collapse]