Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC159

Incident date

July 3, 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 two and five civilians were allegedly killed by a GNA airstrike on Sidi as Sa’is near Tripoli.

Almarsad reported: “A doctor at the hospital of Tarhuna confirmed the death of two young men and the injury of two others and a family consisting of 4 children and their father seriously injured by the bombing of one of the planes of the air college Misurata to a group of civilian cars in front of the fuel station in Sidi as Sa’is area south of Tripoli.

Eyewitnesses told the Observer newspaper on Wednesday that a plane belonging to the Misurata Air Force bombed a fuel tank and a number of civilian cars near the fuel station Sidi as Sa’is south of Tripoli.”

Matog Saleh tweeted that two civilians were killed and four children injured.

An Amnesty Internation on-the-ground investigation later said: “According to eye witnesses, two GNA air-delivered rockets struck several vehicles near a fuel station in the Sidi Sayah area on 3 July 2019 at about 1 pm, killing five civilians. Mohammed al-Sayah, who lives nearby, told Amnesty International that three of his relatives, Wajdi Othman al-Sayah, 26, Mosbah, Khalifa al-Sayah, 29, and Ayad Mosbah Abu Saif, 51, were killed in the strike, together with a woman and her child, whose names are not known.”

The incident occured at approximately 1:00 am local time.

  • Wajdi Othman al-Sayah 26 years old male killed
  • Khalifa al-Sayah 29 years old male killed
  • Ayad Mosbah Abu Saif 51 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (0–1 children0–1 women2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Video of the incident
  • A child reportedly injured in the attack (via Almarsad)
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    A child apparently injured in the attack being treated at the hospital (via Almarsad)
  • The supposed scene of the strike (via Almarsad)
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    A child severely injured by the alleged strike (via Almarsad)
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    Another picture of the injured child (via Almarsad)
  • Another person allegedly injured in the attack (via Almarsad)
  • Body bags, supposedly with those deceased (via Almarsad)

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (0–1 children0–1 women2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]