Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC277

Incident date

January 9, 2020

Location

الوشكة, Al-Wushka, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.373592, 15.571611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, likely healthcare personnel, were reportedly killed by LNA shelling on Al-Wushka near Sirte.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said that it “mourns the center’s employees:

Khaled Omar Bakir (M)

Hatem Ba’iyou Al Zahou (M)

They are members of the Sirte field hospital affiliated to the center, who were martyred in a direct targeting with a shell this afternoon, Thursday 1 January 2020 in the Al-Wushka area, where they had a great role in serving and rescuing the wounded from the clashes from all sides.”

Anadolu Agency reported: “Two paramedics were killed by Gen. Khalifa Haftar forces Thursday when an ambulance was targeted with artillery in the Al-Washaka area in eastern Sirte.
A statement by UN-recognized Libyan government forces said ‘in continuation of Haftar crimes against medical teams in Sirte, Haftar’s militia targeted an ambulance with artillery and caused the death of two paramedics.'”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown 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
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]