Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC173

Incident date

July 27, 2019

Location

الهضبة البدري, Al Hadaba Al Badri, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.836207, 13.213150 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians were reported killed resulting from indiscriminate artillery shelling on the Al Hadba Al Badri neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Libya Observer reported: “The National Safety Authority says two people died as a result of a shell falling on their home in Al Hadaba Al Badri area south of Tripoli.”

Libya Al Alahrar TV wrote: “The National Safety Authority in Tripoli confirmed the death of two people because a shell landed on a house in Al Hadaba Al-Badri area.”

Ambulance Services Libya said: “Ambulance rescue and ambulance teams are providing emergency services to the injured following the fall of shells on a residential neighborhood in Al Hadaba Al Badri area in the capital Tripoli, causing the deaths of two children and a man.”

Al Motawaset later named three victims likely from this incident.

Local reports of fighting point at shelling by either GNA or LNA.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Al-Haj
Age unknown male killed
Miloud Ambiya
Adult male killed

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Hadaba Al Badri (الهضبة البدري), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.836207, 13.21315. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Hadaba Al Badri (الهضبة البدري).

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Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Libyan National Army

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the aftermath

Government of National Accord Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord
  • Government of National Accord position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Libyan National Army Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Libyan National Army

Sources (5) [ collapse]