Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC200

Incident date

September 19, 2019

Location

بوهديمة, Bouhdima, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.076611, 20.118113 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and twelve more injured by possible artillery shelling in Benghazi.

The Libya Observer reported: “One person was killed and at least 12 others, including women and children, were injured when indiscriminate rocket shells fell on a condolences tent in Bouhdima district of Benghazi.

Local sources said the shells were fired from Majouri district, in memory of one of the so-called Dignity Operation members, killed in the war on Tripoli.”

However, Libya Alahrar TV said the reason was gunfire: “A private source confirmed to the Free Libya Channel that one person was killed as a result of indiscriminate shooting at a mourning tent in Bouhdima area southeast of Benghazi.

The source added to the Free Libya channel that the incident resulted in the injury of a dozen other people were injured without giving the nature of their injuries.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Alleged scene at the hospital after the incident (via Libya Observer)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Bouhdima (بوهديمة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.076611, 20.118113. 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 Bouhdima (بوهديمة).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]