Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC272

Incident date

January 3, 2020

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

One civilian was killed and a child was injured in alleged LNA forces shelling with BM-21 Grad missiles on Shurfat Al Malaha area near Maitika International Airport on January 3rd, 2020 according to local sources.

The killed man was identified as Jumaa Al Qabaili and the injured child who was admitted to hospital was identified as Muhaimin Muhammad Qnedi.

Libya Al Ahrar reported that the shelling with Grad rockets on Shurfet Al Milaha  targeted nine houses and a school causing injuries including children.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “A rocket fell a short time ago on the house of rented by a family in Shurfat Al Malaha, behind Mitiga.”

The Libya Observer tweeted “Shurfat Al-Malaha residential area near Mitiga Airport came under intense rocket attacks by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s armed groups last night leaving one person dead and causing damage to people’s houses.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Location where alleged LNA forces missiles landed in Shurfat Al Malaha in Tripoli on January 3rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Location where alleged LNA forces missiles landed in Shurfat Al Malaha in Tripoli on January 3rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Location where alleged LNA forces missiles landed in Shurfat Al Malaha in Tripoli on January 3rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Location where alleged LNA forces missiles landed in Shurfat Al Malaha in Tripoli on January 3rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Location on Google Maps where the missiles landed in Shurfet Al MIlaha in Tripoli on January 3rd, 2020 (via @Lyobserver).
  • Picture of the damage allegedly caused by shelling on Shurfat Al Malaha on January 3rd 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Picture of the damage allegedly caused by shelling on Shurfat Al Malaha on January 3rd 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Picture of the damage allegedly caused by shelling on Shurfat Al Malaha on January 3rd 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Picture of the damage allegedly caused by shelling on Shurfat Al Malaha on January 3rd 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]