Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC222

Incident date

October 22, 2019

Location

صلاح الدين, Salaheddin, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.846389, 13.161667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and three children were killed in an LNA artillery strike on the Salaheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Al Wasat reported: “Amin al-Hashemi, media advisor to the Ministry of Health in the government of Al-Wefaq, announced the death of two children and the injury of a child from the Zlitni family in an artillery shelling that hit Salah al-Din area in the capital Tripoli.

Al-Hashimi said in a statement to Al-Wasa that the two children, Rawan and Jumana, one of whom did not exceed the age of four, and the other at the age of eight, died when an artillery shell hit their apartment in Salaheddin area, pointing out that the child Nazir – three years – was injured. He was taken to Tunisia for treatment.”

Afrigate and the GNA-run Burkan Al Ghadab operation reported a death count of three, while most other sources reported two deaths and one injury. Burkan Al Ghadab also added that the children’s parents were injured.

Khamis Mahmoud Al Sheikhi said that three children were killed in “Building number 9” the “the rocket flew from behind the shops opposite the buildings.”

Burkan Al Ghadab said the victims are from the Al Duwaibi family.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Rawan 4 years old male killed
  • Jumana 8 years old female killed
  • Nazir 3 years old male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Salaheddin on October 22nd, 2019 (via Libya Observer)
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    Picture of the alleged victims (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
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    Another picture of one of the alleged victims (via Burkan Al Ghadab/GNA)
  • Ambulance arriving after alleged LNA shelling on Salaheddin on October 22nd, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Smoke rising after alleged LNA shelling on Salaheddin on October 22nd, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Smoke rising after alleged LNA shelling on Salaheddin on October 22nd, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Salaheddin (صلاح الدين), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.846389, 13.161667. 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 Salaheddin (صلاح الدين).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (12) [ collapse]