Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC221

Incident date

October 17, 2019

Location

بئر التوتة, Bi'r Altota, Tarabulus, Libya

Geolocation

32.674722, 13.241944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Civilian casualties were reported because of indiscriminate shelling on the Bi’r Altota neighbourhood of Qasr Bin Gashir.

Tk Yahroug Kl Shy said: “The house of Amer al-Fires in Bir al-Touta area was hit by indiscriminate shells, causing civilian casualties.”

There is currently no other information available.

Local reports point at the GNA or LNA as the perpetrator of the shelling.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Bi’r Altota (بئر التوتة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.674722, 13.241944. 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 Bi’r Altota (بئر التوتة).

    Imagery:
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Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Libyan National Army

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Government of National Accord Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord
  • Government of National Accord position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Libyan National Army Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Libyan National Army

Sources (1) [ collapse]