Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC242

Incident date

November 13, 2019

Location

الحي الدبلوماسي, Ain Zara: Al-Hay Adduplomasi, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.832547, 13.189110 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four to five civilians form one family were reportedly injured by LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

According to the Libya Observer four civilians were injured by indiscriminate shelling.

Al Wasat said: “A family was injured when a shell hit a house in the Diplomasi neighborhood of Ain Zara.

The spokesman for the authorities, in a statement to Al Wasat, that it injured three children and their father, their condition between medium and light, while the mother’s condition is critical.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center (FMSC) provided details on the injuries: “Mother: Hoda Abu-Zeid injured by shrapnel in the head

Father: Moftah Hussein Al-Sayid: shrapnel wound in his hand

Rima Muftah Al-Sayid: shrapnel injury in the back area

Abdullah Muftah Al-Sayid: injury simple shrapnel

Abdulrahman Muftah Al-Sayid: Simple shrapnel injury”

Other sources also said five people were injured. Libya Alahrar TV and Tk Yahroug Kl shy said it was the result of an airstrike and not an artillery strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Moftah Hussein Al-Sayid Adult male Father injured
  • Hoda Abu-Zeid Adult female Mother injured
  • Rima Muftah Al-Sayid Child female Daughter injured
  • Abdullah Muftah Al-Sayid Child male Son injured
  • Abdulrahman Muftah Al-Sayid Child male Son injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Ambulance at the site of the incident in Ain Zara on November 13, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Children allegedly injured in the strike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Another child allegedly injured in the strike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Child being treated after being injured in an airstrike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Child being treated after being injured in an airstrike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Child being treated after being injured in an airstrike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Child at a hospital after being injured in an airstrike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Child at a hospital after being injured in an airstrike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Impact of the strike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Damaged building after a strike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Damaged building after a strike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Damaged tree and car after a strike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Picture of a medical facility, possibly used after a strike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via FMSC)
  • Damaged fence after a strike on Ain Zara on November 13th, 2019 (via FMSC)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]