Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC241

Incident date

November 10, 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

Two civilians were allegedly killed by LNA artillery shelling on the Salaheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Libya Observer wrote: “Khalifa Haftar’s artillery weapons attacked southern Tripoli neighborhoods, including Salah Al-Deen where two civilians were killed and others were wounded, media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said.

The spokesman for Ministry of Health Fawzi Awnis confirmed that two bodies arrived Sunday in a field hospital in Tripoli, saying they were killed in random shelling on Salah Al-Deen neighborhood.

Awnis added that ambulances were searching for injured civilians in the area of the artillery shelling.”

218TV said: “Two people, Shaaban al-Akhdar and Mohammad Ahmad al-Atrash, were killed by an indiscriminate shell in the area between al-Khala and Sidra (Salaheddin), according to local residents.”

Other sources published similar accounts. The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation also accused the LNA of conductung the strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Shaaban al-Akhdar Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Ahmad al-Atrash Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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
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    Body of Mohammed Ahmed al-Atrash allegedly killed in LNA strike on Salaheddin on November 10th, 2019 (via FMSC)
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    Body of Sha'aban Ali al-Akhdar allegedly killed in LNA strike on Salaheddin on November 10th, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA strike on Salaheddin on November 10th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Blood stains on the ground after alleged LNA strike on Salaheddin on November 10th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • More blood stains on the ground after alleged LNA strike on Salaheddin on November 10th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA strike on Salaheddin on November 10th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Blood stains on the ground after alleged LNA strike on Salaheddin on November 10th, 2019 (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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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]