Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC300

Incident date

February 21, 2020

Location

السواني, Al-Swani, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.712224, 13.07224 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from one family were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Al-Swani.

The Field Medicine and Support Centre reported: “As part of its humanitarian mission, the emergency and ambulance team at Suwani Field Hospital affiliated to the Center for Field Medicine and Support Friday night, corresponding to 2/21/2020, assisted citizens after targeting with a random shell in the Asfah area in Al-Swani, which resulted in the injury of a woman and both of the following:

Riyad Adel Al-Safah, 15 years old

Asem Shaaban Al-Safah, 20 years

It also caused several material damage, and the cases were transferred to Al-Ghout Al-Shaal clinic to complete their treatment.”

Libya Alahrar TV, the Libya Observer and the Burkan Al Ghadab operation also reported three injured and claimed the LNA was responsible.

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Al-Swani on February 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Al-Swani on February 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Al-Swani on February 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Al-Swani on February 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

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
    3
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]