Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC278

Incident date

January 16, 2020

Location

طريق المطار, Tripoli: Al Barika oil company, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.839444, 13.125000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported injured from indiscriminate LNA shelling in the Airport road area of Tripoli despite an ongoing ceasefire.

Al Wasat said: “The National Oil Corporation announced that shells fell on the airport road warehouse south of Tripoli, which belongs to Al Barika Oil Marketing Company, on Thursday evening, which led to the burning of seven trucks belonging to the company and wounding a member of the security of the oil installations with shrapnel while helping firefighters to enter the warehouse.”

Libya Alahrar TV posted that “a number of transportation trucks are on fire in Al Barika oil complex, as a result of the firing of mortar shells by a militia on the complex.”

The rival GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation accused the LNA of conducting the shelling.

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
    1
  • 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)

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Video showing the burning oil trucks at the Al Barika oil company on January 16th, 2019

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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)

Sources (4) [ collapse]