Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC184

Incident date

August 24, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: مطار معيتيقة, Tripoli: 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 injured by indiscriminate artillery shelling on the Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. The rival GNA accused the LNA of being the culprit.

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “One injured as a result of the shelling of Mitiga airport during the arrival of pilgrims this morning.”

Other sources, such as Marsad, only reported shelling as well as damage to the airport and adjacent roads: “Mitiga International Airport confirmed that the shelling by an unidentified shell came in conjunction with the arrival of Al-Buraq Airlines flight from Istanbul and Libyan Airlines coming with a group of 265 pilgrims from Jeddah.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the aftermath
  • More pictures of the damage allegedly caused by the shelling
  • More pictures of the aftermath

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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (8) [ collapse]