Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC245

Incident date

November 18, 2019

Location

تاجوراء‎: مصنع السنبلة للبسكويت, Tajoura: Sunbulah biscuit factory, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.739722, 13.373611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Between seven and ten civilians were reportedly killed in an LNA or Emirati airstrike on a biscuit factory in Wadi al Rabie.

Reuters said: “At least seven workers were killed and another 35 wounded in an air strike that hit a biscuit factory on Monday in a southern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, emergency services said.

Those killed in the district of Wadi Rabea, about 21 km (13 miles) from the city center, included two Libyans and five foreigners from Bangladesh and sub-Saharan African countries, said Usama Ali, a spokesman for the ambulance and emergency authority in Tripoli.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center (FMSC), like most other sources, put the death toll at seven: “On Monday, 18/11/2019, Al-Sunbulah factory for biscuit industry in Wadi al Rabie area was bombarded by air strikes, killing 7 people, 2 Libyans and 5 foreign workers.”

The Libya Observer put the death toll at seven with 15 people injured.

According to Akhbar Libya 24, ten people were killed and 35 wounded.

Most sources either accused the LNA or the UAE, with Reuters saying: “Officials in eastern Libya contacted by Reuters on Monday said they had no information about an air strike by their forces.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–35
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
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    Picture of a victim (via Libya Observer)
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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

  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–35
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]