Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC271

Incident date

January 2, 2020

Location

عين زارة: بن عاشور, Tripoli: Ben Ashour, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.877441, 13.206124 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, three random mortar shells landed on Ben Ashour area in Tripoli, Libya on January 2nd, 2020. One of the mortars fell on the house of Quraira Ammar family causing injuries among civilians, while the other two fell on Al Sikka road.

According to Africa Gate, civilians were warned not to gather in the areas that were shelled fearing any shelling renewal or un-exploded mortar shells.

Local reports of clashes point at the GNA or LNA as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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), Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    LNA

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The house that was hit with a mortar in Bin Ashour, Tripoli on January 2nd, 2020 (via Tripoli 219).
  • Damage to the house that was hit by an alleged Haftar forces random mortar in Bin Ashour, Tripoli on January 2nd, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy).

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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), Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    LNA

Sources (5) [ collapse]