Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC264

Incident date

December 29, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: شرفة الملاحة, Tripoli: Shurfat Al Malaha, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.885089, 13.285718 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Airstrikes by the LNA and/or UAE on the Shurfat Al Malaha residential area, in the vicinity of Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport, reportedly killed an elderly woman and injured several more civilians including a child.

Libya al Ahrar named the elderly victim as Al-Haja Zahra Al-Tamtam. Burkan al Ghadab said that two persons “from the expatriate labor force” were also injured.

However pro-Haftar media reported only that a centre for GNA mercenaries was targeted.

Al Mashad Libya News reported that the LNA “carried out two strikes on military targets belonging to the Al-Wefaq forces at Mitiqa base. The sources did not provide more details about the targeted sites. Meanwhile, local and media sources indicated that a woman was killed and others [civilians] were injured as a result of the aerial bombardment.”

The Libya Observer also noted that “An old woman was killed in an airstrike by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s UAE-backed air force militia on Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area near Mitiga Airport in #Tripoli.” It published an image showing destruction at the scene.

The Observer also published images of a young boy receiving medical attention, who it said had been injured in the attack.

The incident occured during the day.

  • Al-Haja Zahra Al-Tamtam Adult female Elderly killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (44) [ collapse]

  • Destruction at Shurfat Al-Milaha, Tripoli, following a likely LNA strike which killed an elderly woman and injured several civilians (via Libya Observer)
  • 'A man in tears kneels beside the body of his mother who was killed in an airstrike by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s UAE-backed air force militia on Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area near Mitiga Airport in #Tripoli on Sunday.' (via Libya Observer)
  • A young boy injured in a reported LNA strike on Tripoli on December 29th 2019 receieves medical attention (via Libya Observer)
  • A young boy injured in a reported LNA strike on Tripoli on December 29th 2019 receieves medical attention (via Libya Observer)
  • Destruction at Sharfat Al Malaha, Tripoli following a deadly LNA strike on December 29th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Destruction at Sharfat Al Malaha, Tripoli following a deadly LNA strike on December 29th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Destruction at Sharfat Al Malaha, Tripoli following a deadly LNA strike on December 29th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Destruction at Sharfat Al Malaha, Tripoli following a deadly LNA strike on December 29th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • A suspected deadly LNA airstrike near Mitaga Airport, Tripoli on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • A suspected deadly LNA airstrike near Mitaga Airport, Tripoli on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • 'A photo showing the bombing of an [LNA] warplane at Mitika # Tripoli Airport' (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Reported LNA airstrike near Mitaga Airp[ort, Tripoli on December 29th 2019 (via Burkan al Ghadaib)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • An image of the school that was targeted with the shelling on Sarmin in Idlib on Jan 1st, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).

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

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (12) [ collapse]