Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC226

Incident date

October 24, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: صلاح الدين, Tripoli: 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

One paramedic was allegedly killed in an LNA or Emirati airstrike on a field hospital in the Salaheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Afrigate News said: “One of the members of the ambulance and emergency department centre was killed by aerial bombardment in the Salaheddin area south of Tripoli.

The centre said that one of the members of the ambulance and emergency department, Salem Anfis, was killed in an airstrike at dawn on Thursday, in Salaheddin field hospital, which was instrumental in serving and rescuing the wounded of the clashes from all sides.”

Al Wasat reported four injured medical workers in addition to the dead paramedic.

Libya Alahar TV and the GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation both accused the UAE of conducting the strike. The Libya Observer blamed “Haftar’s UAE-backed air force”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Salem Anfis Adult male Paramedic killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Picture of Salem Anfis, allegedly killed by an airstrike on Salaheddin on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • Fire resulting from an airstrike on Salaheddin on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • Another picture of Salem Anfis, allegedly killed by an airstrike on Salaheddin on October 24th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • United Arab Emirates Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]