Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC297

Incident date

February 13, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: أبو سليم, Tripoli: Abu Salim, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.842957, 13.171578 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One woman was reportedly injured by LNA shelling the Abu Salim neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Al Wasat said: “The Abu Salim Municipal Council announced that a house in the municipality of Bab Al-Salam in the municipality was destroyed by a shell.

The council noted that there were no citizens in the house, except for a woman who was in good condition, according to his statement on his page on the social networking site Facebook today, Thursday.

He pointed out that the property of the owners of the house was destroyed, and the shrapnel fragments caused damage to the neighboring buildings, whose walls were cracked by the accident, and cars were damaged by the people, accusing the General Command forces of being the source of the shell. It was not possible for ‘Al-Wasat Gate’ to confirm the authenticity of the news from an independent source.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation, however, wrote that the woman was lightly injured by LNA shelling.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 13th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 13th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
  • Destruction caused by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 13th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
  • Destruction caused by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 13th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)

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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]