Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC263

Incident date

December 27–28, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: مشروع الهضبة, Tripoli: Hadaba project, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838333, 13.175278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians including children were injured and one killed after the Tripoli neighbourhood of the Hadaba project was shelled, most likely by LNA forces.

Several shells appear to have caused civilian harm, including one which struck the home of Omar Al-Ayat and one which fell outside a nearby mosque.

Burkan al Ghadab reported the following: “In continuation of its criminal record targeting civilians and residential neighborhoods as a result of the indiscriminate shelling of  people in the municipality of Abu Salim, yesterday evening, property and homes in the agricultural plateau project were subjected to intense indiscriminate shelling, resulting in the injury of more than 6 civilians, including a child who was in critical condition, and the martyrdom of another person who fell with him The shell [dropped] as they were leaving the mosque, and three other civilians were wounded by shrapnel.”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Unnamed civilian boy badly injured in suspected LNA shelling of Tripoli, December 27th-28th 2019 (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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (6) [ collapse]