Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC134

Incident date

May 5, 2019

Location

سيدي السايح, Sidi as Sa'is, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.562667, 13.254399 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between one and two children were allegedly killed in a GNA airstrike on Sidi as Sa’is.

Tripoli el Ezz reported “the death of a child from the Ashour family as a result of the bombing of a plane from Misurata.”

Arseefa said: “The children Mutasim Ashour Ali Sayeh, 6 years old, and Ali Ashour Ali Sayeh, 5 years, died and their father was injured because of indiscriminate shelling by an aircraft from the Misurata air base.”

Most other sources also reported the death of two children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mutasim Ashour Ali Sayeh 6 years old male Brother of Ali Ashour Ali Sayeh killed
  • Ali Ashour Ali Sayeh 5 years old male Brother of Mutasim Ashour Ali Sayeh killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the alleged strike
  • Video of the aftermath
  • Pictures of the aftermath
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    Picture supposedly showing the body of Mutasim
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Pictures of the supposed victims

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 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]