Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC182

Incident date

August 15, 2019

Location

مطار معيتيقة, Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.895041, 13.2785 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed in an LNA artillery strike on Mitiga Airport in Tripoli.

Akhbar Libya wrote that “one person is reported to have been killed by shells at Mitiga airport.”

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “Security source to Al Ahrar: one person killed and another injured by the targeting of Mitiga International Airport with Grad rockets.”

The Libya Observer said: “Khalifa Haftar’s militia groups shell Mitiga Airport with Grad rockets killing one worker and wounding two others.”

Tk yahrouq kl shy wrote that Ahmed Al Ferjani was killed and three more injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Al Ferjani Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Photos of the aftermath
  • Another picture of the aftermath
  • More pictures of the aftermath
  • Video from the fire at the airport
  • Picture of the victim

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Mitiga International Airport (مطار معيتيقة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.895041, 13.2785. 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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (14) [ collapse]