Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC140

Incident date

May 14, 2019

Location

قصر بن غشير: الملجأ, Qasr Bin Gashir: Almalja, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.686911, 13.176507 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians were reported killed by indiscriminate shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir, likely conducted by the GNA.

The General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces showed the image of an injured child.

Qasr Bin Gashir Official reported the death of Ahmed al-Mazougi.

Qalam Rasas said: “The death toll has risen to 6, including a woman, a baby and a 7-year-old girl. Rocket attacks on the militias of the Sarraj government targeted their homes in the area of Qasr Bin Ghashir south of the capital Tripoli.”

Almarsad published a more detailed summary of events: “The number of people killed in a rocket attack of GNA forces in the Qasr Bin Gashir area, has risen to six civilians, including infant and a seven-year-old girl from the Faraj Beshish family.

Residents of the neighborhood told them that at least three rockets landed on the densely populated “Al Malja neighborhood ” in the Qasr Bin Gashir municipality. Ahmed Fathi al-Hadi al-Mazouji and his mother, a eight-month pregnant woman, Hanan, and four others were injured. Including his brother and sister.

One of the rockets targeted the house of Hammadi al-Tarhouni, wounding a housewife called ‘Aisha’, an elderly woman who was seriously wounded. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and a fire broke out in the two houses. Faraj Bishish accompanied her pregnant mother as shown in this video clip just before inside the hospital.

In the same area, another missile hit cars parked in front of houses in the same neighborhood, causing the fire to erupt as people tried to control the fire.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed al-Mazougi Child male killed
  • Ahmed Fathi al-Hadi al-Mazouji Age unknown male injured
  • Aisha Adult female Housewife injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

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Media
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    Pictures of the aftermath
  • Ahmed al-Mazougi, supposedly killed in the incident
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    More pictures of victims
  • Another picture of Ahmed al-Mazougi and more photos from the aftermath of the attack

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (9) [ collapse]