Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC247

Incident date

November 18, 2019

Location

مصراتة: الرويسات, Misurata: Al Ruwaisat, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

32.366517, 15.110012 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to 13 civilians were reportedly injured in an LNA or foreign airstrike on Misurata.

According to Al Wasat twelve people were injured.

The Libya Observer reported: “13 people wounded in intense airstrikes believed to be conducted by foreign warplanes allied to warlord Haftar on locations inside residential areas in Misrata Monday night.”

Al Wasat said in addition: “The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord on Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist aerial bombardment that targeted locations in the capital Tripoli and Misurata city, pointing out that the airstrikes were carried out by ‘foreign aviation’.”

Akhbar Libya 24 wrote: “Misurata Medical Center reported on Tuesday that it received 13 wounded civilians, including a woman as a result of the bombing of ammunition stores and armored vehicles in a raid carried out by the Air Force.

The air force launched night raids targeting 19 new armored vehicles that arrived in Misrata on Monday from Turkey, after being stored in an industrial area in the city center for use in the ground of military operations.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–13
  • 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), Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Video of the incident
  • Impact of the airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by the airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the building damaged by the airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the building damaged by the airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of the building damaged by the airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • A victim being carried into an ambulance after an airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Ambulance arriving after an airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • A victim being carried into the hospital after an airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • A victim being carried into the hospital after an airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • A victim being bandaged after an airstrike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Night-time strike on Misurata on November 18th, 2019 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–13
  • 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), Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]