Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC282

Incident date

January 25, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: عرادة, Tripoli: Arada, Tarabulus, Libya

Geolocation

32.871846, 13.245006 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on the Arada neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported: “Today in the evening, 25-1-2020, the ambulance team of the Center for Field Medicine and Support assisted citizens Samir Musa and Ahmed Al-Ghazewi, who were lightly wounded after a shell landed in the Arada region, ‘Al Mayya Al Hilowa Mosque’”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “Shelling with several Grad rockets a short while ago targeting the Arada road, wounding two civilians.”

Other sources only reported material damage but no civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Samir Musa
Adult male injured
Ahmed Al-Ghazewi
Adult male injured

Geolocation notes

Reports mention the neighbourhood of Arada (عرادة) in Tripoli (طرابلس‎). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Traffic jam after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Street after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]