Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC227

Incident date

October 24, 2019

Location

وادي الربيع, Wadi al Rabie, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.709600, 13.382378 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A nurse was reportedly injured in an LNA airstrike on a field hospital in Wadi al Rabie.

Al Wasat reported: “The media office of Operation Volcano of Wrath announced that a nurse was injured in an aerial bombardment that targeted the field hospital in Wadi al Rabie axis south of the capital Tripoli.

The office said that the nurse was taken to a hospital in the capital for treatment, noting that the bombing caused extensive damage to the hospital, and the destruction of a number of ambulances.”

Other sources published similar accounts.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the field hospital allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • A car allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • Picture of the field hospital allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • Cars allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • Building allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Impact of an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Ordnance allegedly used in an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Ordnance allegedly used in an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • A car allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • An ambulance allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • A car and an ambulance allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • A car and an ambulance allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • An ambulance allegedly damaged by an airstrike on October 24th, 2019 (via Libya Alahrar TV)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Wadi Al Rabie (الطويشة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.709600, 13.382378. 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 Wadi Al Rabie (الطويشة).

    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
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]