Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC295

Incident date

February 12, 2020

Location

مقهى مزايا, Mazaya Cafe, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838875, 13.232438 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 up to nine more injured by LNA shelling on the Al Shok neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation said: “The indiscriminate shell fired by the war criminal militia Hafter this evening at Mazaya Café caused the death of Ayman Ali Al-Ajeili Al-Jafairi, 38 years old, and 9 other civilians were wounded, including 2 in operations at the Tripoli Medical Center in a new and repeated breach of the cease-fire, and in continuation of its criminal record, targeting civilians and residential neighborhoods in the capital.”

The Libya Observer said: “Shells fired by Haftar’s militias killed at least one person and wounded others in Tripoli, the volcano of Rage Operation says.” It added it was a “rocket attack”.

The shells reportedly struck a café in the “Shouk” road in Salah Al-Din area south of Tripoli.”

Other sources published similar reports.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Damage caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Damage caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Blood stains caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Blood stains caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Café damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Café damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Ambulance arriving alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Street scene after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on February 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Mazaya Cafe (مقهى مزايا) being struck on Al Shok Road (طريق الشوك) in Tripoli (طرابلس‎). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to these exact coordinates: 32.838875, 13.232438.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Mazaya Cafe (مقهى مزايا) being struck on Al Shok Road (طريق الشوك) in Tripoli (طرابلس‎).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    Tk Yahroug Kl shy

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    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
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]