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Airwars

Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC275

Incident date

January 7, 2020

Location

سجن الرويني, Al Ruwaini Prison, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.803608, 13.293285 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two children were allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “Medical source to Al Ahrar: the death of two children from one family following the fall of a mortar shell fired by the gunmen of Haftar in Ain Zara.”

The same source later published a picture of the victims saying their father was  injured.

Other sources published similar reports. Tk Yahrouq Kl shy said the shell landed on the family’s house.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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

Sources (5) [ collapse]


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Media
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    Video showing the alleged victims from LNA shelling on Ain Zara on January 7th, 2020
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    Picture of an alleged victim from LNA shelling on Ain Zara on January 7th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
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    Another picture of an alleged victim from LNA shelling on Ain Zara on January 7th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
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    Another picture of the alleged victims from LNA shelling on Ain Zara on January 7th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Ruwaini Prison (سجن الرويني) within Ain Zara (عين زارة) for which the generic coordinates are: 32.803608, 13.293285. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Libyan National Army Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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

Sources (5) [ collapse]