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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (0–1 children0–1 women2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (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)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Sidi as Sa’is fuel station, for which the coordinates are 32.552162 13.243712

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (0–1 children0–1 women2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]