Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC128

Incident date

April 27, 2019

Location

الطويشة, Altwaisha, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians were reported killed by a GNA airstrike on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Mahmoud Al-Dakhli wrote: “The last victim of the indiscriminate shelling is the house of my mother Shaaban Gmeid al-Jalidy, which resulted in the death of the child Rabia Muftah Shaaban Gmeid al-Jalidy and her sister, Janan, and the rest of the family with minor injuries, including the adults.”

Tripoli Operations Room said that “preliminary statistics refer to the ‘killing of 3 children’ and ‘many wounded’.”

Tripoli Alaan only said that the house of Shaaban Gmeid al-Jalidy was hit but did not mention civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Rabia Muftah Shaaban Gmeid al-Jalidy Child female Sister of Janan Muftah Shaaban Gmeid al-Jalidy killed
  • Janan Muftah Shaaban Gmeid al-Jalidy Child female Sister of Rabia Muftah Shaaban Gmeid al-Jalidy injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the aftermath and on of the victims

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Altwaisha (الطويشة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.639449, 13.111109. 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 Altwaisha (الطويشة).

    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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]