Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC266

Incident date

December 30, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: شارع ولي العهد, Tripoli: Wali Al Ahed street, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.798962, 13.131454 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child (14) and a young man (18) were injured in alleged Libyan National Army shelling on Wali Al Ahed street in Abo Salim area of Tripoli on December 30th, 2019, according to local sources.

Tk Yahrouq Kul Shy posted on Facebook that “a random shell landed in Wali Al Ahed street in front of the Omar Bin Al Khattab mosque” and reported civilian casualties, but did not state how many civilians allegedly died.

Burkan Al Ghadab Operation reported that the militia Haftar was responsible for the shelling, which “caused injuries to a number of the residents of the region according to the initial tally in addition to damage to the homes and cars of citizens”.

In another Facebook post, Burkan Al Ghadab Operation identified Abdel Rahman Suleiman Fakkini (18) as one of the injured. The young man was severly injured by shrapnel in his head and was transferred to a hospital.

The mayor of Abu Salim, Abdul Rahman Al Hamedi, confirmed that a 14-year-old child was also injured in the incident.

Tk Yahrouq Kul Shy posted photos of the damaged house of Ali Al Suhairi, but stated that there no civilian harm occured in the family home.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdel Rahman Suleiman Fakkin 18 years old male levelly injured by shrapnel in head injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    LNA

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (23) [ collapse]

  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tripoli 219).
  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tripoli 219).
  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tripoli 219).
  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tripoli 219).
  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tripoli 219).
  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tripoli 219).
  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Damage after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Abdel Rahman Suleiman Fakkin (18) was injured in his head after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Damage to the house of Ali Al Suhairi after alleged LNA shelling on an Wali Al Ahed Street, Abo Salim, on December 30th, 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl Shy on Facebook).
  • Abdel Rahman Suleiman Fakkin (18) was injured in his head after alleged LNA shelling on residential area of Abo Salim, Tripoli district, on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation).

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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    LNA

Sources (10) [ collapse]