Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC176

Incident date

August 1, 2019

Location

لمدرسة المهدي بن بركة, Al Mahdi Bin Barka School, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.887193, 13.191295 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Various sources reported indiscriminate shelling on the Al Hadaba Al Badri neighbourhood of Tripoli damaging several houses. One source reported injured civilians.

February TV said: “Operation Volcano of Anger: 3 citizens were injured in the Hadra al-Badri area after a shell hit the Haftar militia on their house.”

Other sources only reported damage to residential buildings but no civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Picture of a house hit by a shell
  • Video of the aftermath
  • Picture of the aftermath
  • A house allegedly hit by a shell

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Mahdi Bin Barka School (لمدرسة المهدي بن بركة),  for which the generic coordinates are: 32.887193, 13.191295. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (12) [ collapse]