Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC224

Incident date

October 23, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: شارع الأصفاح, Tripoli: Asfah Road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.725326, 13.113763 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians were allegedly killed in an LNA airstrike on Al-Swani or the Ramla neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Anadolu Agency reported: “Two civilians were killed and three others wounded in a bombardment of warplanes in support of retired Major General Khalifa Hafter, targeting the Al-Swani neighbourhood south of Tripoli, the GNA announced on Wednesday.

The forces of the internationally recognized government in a statement published by the media center for the operation Burkan Al Ghadab that the warplanes of Hafter today targeted civilian homes behind the fighting lines in the area of ​​Al Asfah district of Al-Swani.

He added that the shelling killed two civilians, one of them an imam of a mosque, and wounded three others.”

Libya Alahrar TV also reported two civilian deaths.

Al Wasat reported a higher death toll: “Amin al-Hashemi, media adviser of the GNA, said that three citizens were killed and eight others injured in an aerial bombardment on Al-Asfah Street in Ramla, near the airport road in the capital Tripoli.”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said three died and another three were wounded and named the victimis.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation initially reported two civilian deaths and later updated the number to three.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Amer Adult male son of Ibrahim Rahuma killed
  • Jum’a Faraj Allafy Adult male killed
  • Khalifa Al Saghir Milad Adult male Son of Abdullah killed
  • Ahmed Mohammed Zdlim Age unknown male injured
  • Rahum Khalifa Rahum Age unknown male injured
  • Ahmad Abdullah Milad Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–8
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Picture of an alleged victim (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Picture of another alleged victim (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Picture of the aftermath (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the aftermath (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the aftermath (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the aftermath (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the aftermath (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the aftermath (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the aftermath (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Picture of an alleged victim (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Picture of another alleged victim (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Another picture of the alleged victim (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Picture showing the supposedly deadly injuries sustained in the attack (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

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
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–8
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]