Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC213

Incident date

October 6, 2019

Location

جنزور, Janzur: Equestrian Club, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.834054, 13.011325 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Six civilians were allegedly injured in an LNA airstrike on the Equestrian Club in Janzur.

The Libya Observer said: “Airstrikes by Khalifa Haftar’s backup warplanes hit the Equestrian School in Janzour – west of Tripoli – injuring three to five children and one old man and killing a number of horses, both Fursan Janzour Brigade’s spokesman Ahmed Abdeljalili and other sources have reported.

The sources added that the school was full of children training on horse riding when Haftar’s warplanes struck it.”

Al Wasat reported: “Osama Ali, a spokesman for emergency services, said six people were injured in an air strike on the equestrian club in Janzur, most of them children.”

218 TV reported the same number of victims and said that LNA spokesperson Ahmed Al Mesmari denied LNA involvement.

Libya Alahrar TV added: “The assessment team confirmed that a fighter plane dropped four unguided bombs at the Equestrian Club, a civilian facility, and did not detect any military assets or facilities.”

UNSMIL heavily condemend the incident: “The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is appalled by an airstrike conducted by General Haftar’s forces, targeting the Equestrian Club in Tripoli’s Janzour neighbourhood. The airstrike, which took place today in the afternoon, reportedly injured a number of innocent children and caused damage to the Club’s facilities.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Iyad Shaaban Age unknown male injured
  • Hussam Abu Bakr Age unknown male injured
  • Abdul Rahim Fathi Age unknown male injured
  • Abdul Rahman Al-Shtaiwi Age unknown male injured
  • Mohammed Al-Soni Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

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    Pictures of the alleged victims
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    More pictures of victims
  • Pictures of the bombing
  • Pictures of the aftermath
  • Video report by Libya Alahrar TV
  • Another picture of the bombing
  • Another picture of the bombing

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (17) [ collapse]