Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC290

Incident date

February 5, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: الهضبة البدري, Tripoli: Al Hadaba Al Badri, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.836207, 13.21315 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians were allegedly killed and up to five more injured by LNA shelling on the Hadaba Al Badri neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Al Wasat said: “The media advisor to the Ministry of Health in the Government of Al-Wefaq, Amin Al-Hashemi, announced in a statement to Al Wasat ‘the death of a civilian and the wounding of two others so far as a result of shells falling in Al Hadaba Al Badri’ south of the capital, Tripoli.

Al-Hashemi explained that the dead man was called Abdul Karim Abdullah (M), and the two injured were called Abdul-Basit Muhammad Faraj Atiya (M), and the other one was named Ramzi Muhammad Al-Shaft (M).”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies posted: “Three random bombs fell on the Badri plateau area, one person died and three were injured on their way to the medical hospital.”

Ewan Libya wrote: “The Operation ‘Burkan Al Ghadab’ announced ‘the death of two citizens and the injury of others as a result of the fall of shells’ launched by the General Command forces on Al Hadaba Al Badri area yesterday evening Wednesday.”

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “The Libyan Liberal Reporter in Tripoli confirmed that the death toll from the bombing of Haftar militias on the Hadaba region has increased from two civilians to two martyrs and five wounded.

Our correspondent confirmed that there was property damage to citizens in the Hadaba region, including a number of cars and homes, as a result of indiscriminate shells fired by Haftar militias on the area.”

The Libya Observer said: “Khalifa Haftar’s indiscriminate rocket attack targeted Wednesday night Al-Hadba Al-Badri area in south Tripoli, leaving two civilians killed and five others wounded.

A source from Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) operation said Haftar’s forces near Yarmouk Camp in southern Tripoli targeted Al-Hadba Al-Badri area in a new breach of the ceasefire, adding that one of the injured persons is at the intensive care unit.

The attack at night left the residents in panic and caused damage to cars and houses of several people living in Al-Hadba Al-Badri, eyewitnesses said.”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • Video of the aftermath
  • Another video of the victims of the attack
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Fragment found after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Ordnance found after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Ordnance found after alleged LNA shelling on February 5th, 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
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]