Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC153

Incident date

June 18, 2019

Location

تاجوراء‎, Tajoura, Tripoli , Libya

Geolocation

32.827820, 13.389361 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

A single source reported that three civilians had been injured in an attack on Mellitah Oil and Gas Company, Tajoura, Tripoli, on June 18th.

While two other sources reported the incident, no civilian harm was claimed in these sources.

Libya Alahrar News alleged that “the National Oil Corporation confirmed the injury of three workers in the company Mellitah oil and gas, as a result of air bombardment on Tuesday in Tajoura. “The bombing is a tragic loss,” said Mustafa Sannalla, chairman of the foundation, adding that the ongoing threats have been affecting the lives of workers in the sector, and undermining efforts to ensure the continuation of production.”

Meanwhile, 218 TV reported that “the tank of Mellitah oil and gas company in Tajoura is bombed, causing it to burn”.

The attack has been attributed to the LNA.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Image caption translation: "Warlord Haftar’s warplane bombs oil facility and tannery in Tajoura, east Tripoli" (via Libya Observer)
  • Image caption translation: "The National Oil Corporation confirmed the injury of three workers in the company Mellitah oil and gas as a result of air bombardment Tuesday on National Oil Corporation in Tajoura." (via Libya Alahrar News)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]