Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC285

Incident date

February 1, 2020

Location

الكريمية, Al Keramia, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.747581, 13.086403 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and another one injured by indiscriminate LNA shelling on the Al Keramia area south of Tripoli.

Afrigate News reported one death and one injury, according to the GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation.

The Libya Observer said: “A civilian was killed and others were injured in indiscriminate shelling by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Al-Kraimiya in south Tripoli, Volcano of Rage Operation’s media office said on Saturday afternoon, posting photos for the aftermath of the shelling that caused damage to houses and cars of the civilian residents.

One civilian, Mohammed Shiha, was transferred to Al-Sawani field hospital for first aid medical care before sending him to the hospital, the Field and Support Medical Center said.”

Libya Alahrar TV initially reported one dead and one injured but later updated to two injuries, quoting the Ministry of Health. It said one woman was injured and that there was severe damage to buildings.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
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    A victim being treated after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
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    A victim being treated after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
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    A victim being treated after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Geolocation notes (6) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention vehicles being struck within the neighbourhood of Al Keramia (الكريمية). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to these exact coordinates: 32.747581, 13.086403.

  • Reports of the incident mention vehicles being struck within the neighbourhood of Al Keramia (الكريمية).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Distribution of tags on satellite imagery.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Distribution of tags on satellite imagery.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    Tk Yahroug Kl shy

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    Libya Observer

  • Before and after images show evidence of trees being damaged from the strike as per visual material from sources. Left is an image from the 10th of August, 2019, and right is an image from the 27th of February, 2020.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]