Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC118

Incident date

April 16, 2019

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. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and six civilians were allegedly killed by indiscriminate artillery shelling on the Abu Salim neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Libya Observer said a Filipino worker was killed by shelling.

Field medicine and support center (FMSC) counted three dead and 11 injured.

GNA media wrote the shelling “resulted in the death of three women and one man, and more than 26 wounded, 7 of them with intensive care, four of them amputated, most of these injuries in the neighborhood of Abu Salim, and Salahuddin.”

Al Khal reported the death of the family of Sassi Abu Qusaiha, including mother, two daughters and grandmother.

OCHA reported six people, four of them women, dead “in heaviest shelling since eruption of clashes in Tripoli.”

The Municipal Council of Abu Salim later published a statement saying that “Civilian death toll rises to 7 after death of young man Ali Mohammed Al-Mabrouk, 22 years old, resident of Al-Nasr neighborhood, as a result of the indiscriminate bombing of yesterday night.”

On April 22 the Municipal Council added that Mohammed Ahmed Qashat Al-Zanati died from injuries sustained in the incident.

Though sources apportioned blamed to the LNA for the shelling it later condemned indiscriminate shelling in the outskirts of Tripoli.

Amnesty International later published a detailed report on the incident, saying: “On the night of 16 April, residents reported a number of rocket attacks in Hay al-Intissar. One eyewitness said five rockets struck five different homes – killing four women and one man, and injuring a young girl. The girl was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but survived.”

The report further states that all residents interviewed by Amnesty International believed the LNA conducted the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Mohammed Al-Mabrouk 22 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Ahmed Qashat Al-Zanati 23 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3–8
  • (3–4 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–26
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    Pictures of victims allegedly injured or killed in the shelling
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Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3–8
  • (3–4 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–26
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (18) [ collapse]