Airstrikes most likely by the LNA or UAE in the vicinity of Bi’r Al Austa Milad road, Tajoura killed up to four civilians including two women and injured 12 other non combatants according to local reports. A vegetable market and civilian cars were amongst the objects struck.
Al Wasat News reported that “Today, Tuesday, the ambulance and emergency services announced the death of a citizen and the injury of another, in a shell that landed in Bi’r Al-Austa Milad area, Tajoura city. To that, the “‘volcano anger’ operation attributed the bombing to the General Command’s warplanes, but stated that the number of victims reached four people, including a child, as well as injuries and major damage to a number of cars, according to what came on its page on the Facebook site. It was not possible to independently verify this information.”
The Libya Observer claimed the attack was conducted by a UAE drone, noting that “Warlord Khalifa Haftar’s UAE-backed air force militia conducts a drone strike on a residential area in Bir Austa Milad district in Tajoura, eastern Tripoli, killing and wounding a number of civilians”. It also published a video in which witnesses said that both a marketplace and civilian cars were struck in the attack.
The Observer also later noted that “The spokesman for the Health Ministry, Fawzi Awnis, has confirmed that four people have been killed and ten others injured due airstrikes by warplanes backing up Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Tajoura in eastern Tripoli.”
218 TV said that three civilians had died with 12 injured: “The Center for Field Medicine and Support announced that 3 people were killed and more than 12 others wounded today, Tuesday, by shells falling in the Bir al-Osta Milad area, in Tajoura, east of Tripoli. The center said on its Facebook page, that one of his teams went to the area after receiving a report of the shells falling, to show the dead and wounded. The center pointed out that a family of a child and his parents had been transferred from the Kaddour clinic to a nearby clinic to complete their treatment. The Center stated that the shelling caused material losses, including wounding the homes of citizens living near the place, and several cars and a vegetable market.”
Al Ahrar initially reported four civilians killed, though later updated this to 12: “The Center for Field Medicine and Support confirms that the death toll of the Hafter Aviation Massacre in Tajoura has risen to 12 civilians”. However this appeared to conflate dead and injured, with FMSC naming three fatalities – two of them women – and twelve injuries.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Ahmed Ali Al-Farjani Age unknown male injured
- Haitham Ali Al-Farjani Age unknown male injured
Family members (3)
- Al-Siddiq Mohammed Al-Mazoughi Age unknown male injured
- Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Al-Mazoughi Age unknown male injured
- Fouad Abu Bakr Al-Mazoughi Age unknown male injured
- Mohamed Salem Abu Janah Adult male killed
- Fatima Ali Al-Tarshani Adult female killed
- Aisha Saad Abdullah Adult female killed
- Mohamed Mohamed Aburawi Adult male injured
- Moataz Abd Al Mawla Ma’al Age unknown male injured
- Ismail Ibrahim Faraj Age unknown male injured
- Mukhtar Muhammad Noah Age unknown male injured
- Shafiq Al-Taher Age unknown male injured
- Taha Ramadan Al-Maamari Age unknown male injured
- Khaled Ramadan Al-Rajhi Age unknown male injured
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Geolocation notes (5) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention a fruit and vegetable market being struck on Bir Al Austa Milad Road (بئر الاسطى ميلاد) in Tajoura (تاجوراء). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to these exact coordinates: 32.812567, 13.375425.