Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC258

Incident date

December 22–23, 2019

Location

الباعيش, Tajoura: Al Baaysh, Libya

Geolocation

32.786735, 13.375550 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Grad missiles reportedly fired by LNA forces struck civilian neighbourhoods in Al Baaysh, Tajoura, injuring three civilians.

Libya Akbar News reported that “Local sources confirmed that missile shells landed in the Tajoura region, amid reports of civilian casualties.”

Burkan Al Ghadab said that “Indiscriminate Grad missile shells fired by the war criminal militia militia Haftar have fallen on the residential neighborhoods of Al Baaysh, Tajoura, and 3 civilians have been wounded with shrapnel.” It also published photos of the aftermath.

The Libya Observer said one of those injured was seriously hurt: “The three wounded have been admitted to hospital; one of them is in a critical condition, in addition to the severe damage caused to private property, according to the information office.”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of a reported Grad strike on Al Ba`aysh, Tajoura’ on December 22nd-23rd 2019 which injured three civilians (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Aftermath of a reported Grad strike on Al Ba`aysh, Tajoura’ on December 22nd-23rd 2019 which injured three civilians (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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]