Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC279

Incident date

January 22, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مطار معيتيقة, Tripoli: Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.895041, 13.2785 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child has reportedly been injured because of LNA shelling near Mitiga airport.

Libya Observer said: “The media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said Wednesday that Khalifa Haftar’s forces breached the ceasefire agreement again by targeting Mitiga Airport in Tripoli with six Grad rockets leading to the suspension of flights for hours.

The media office reported the spokesman for the Libyan Army Mohammed Gununu as confirming Haftar’s forces attack on Mitiga Airport in Tripoli without reported damages or casualties, saying the attack by Haftar’s forces was a threat to air traffic and new violation of the ceasefire.”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies posted on Facebook: “The child Mahmoud Zarty was injured by shrapnel resulting from the fall of shells in the vicinity of Maitika airport.”

Ahmad Zarty commented on the post: “Thanks to everyone who called for my nephew
My Lord keeps you young and saves blood”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Zarty Adult male injured

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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Mahmoud Zarty, injured by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 22nd, 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
    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 (11) [ collapse]