Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC268

Incident date

January 1, 2020

Location

السواني: شارع الكنيسة, Al-Swani: Al Kanisa street, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.795556, 13.107778 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

In the first incident of 2020, three civilians were reported killed and five others injured after an alleged LNA or UAE airstrike on a blacksmith store in Al Kanisa street in Al Swani, Tripoli, Libya on January 1st, 2020, according to local sources. A child was also wounded after the missile hit her house near the store.

Souq Al Khamis posted on their Facebook page that the shop’s owner and his son were killed in the attack, in addition to a third person who was killed when his van was directly targeted with the shelling.

In addition to the blacksmith store, a farm and an iron store house were reportedly targeted.

The shelling also caused damage to the neighbouring buildings.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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
    LNA

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Image of the car that was targeted on January 1st in Al-Swani killing one person (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation)
  • Another image of the car that was targeted on January 1st in Al-Swani killing one person (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation)
  • Picture of the impact of the strike on Al-Swani on January 1st (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation)
  • Aftermath of an alleged LNA airstrike on a blacksmith shop in Al Sawani, Tripoli on Jan 1st 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation)
  • Aftermath of an alleged LNA airstrike on a blacksmith shop in Al Sawani, Tripoli on Jan 1st 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation)
  • Aftermath of an alleged LNA airstrike on a blacksmith shop in Al Sawani, Tripoli on Jan 1st 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation)
  • Aftermath of the attack on the store (via @Lyobserver)
  • A child got injured when a missile hit her house near the Blacksmith store on January 1st in Al-Swani (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Another picture of the child who got injured when a missile hit her house near the Blacksmith store on January 1st in Al-Swani (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Picture of a house damaged on January 1st in Al-Swani (via Souq Al-Khmies)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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
    LNA

Sources (9) [ collapse]