Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC302

Incident date

February 24, 2020

Location

صلاح الدين, Salaheddin, Tarabulus, Libya

Geolocation

32.846389, 13.161667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on the Saleheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “A team from the center toured the field to find out the severity of the injuries left by the fall of a shell on Monday evening, 24/2/2020 in Saleheddin, and injured a family of a father, mother and child and injured another citizen.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation accused the LNA.

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Adult male Head injury injured
Adult female injured by shrapnel in the left hand and leg injured
Child male wounded with shrapnel in the head injured

The victims were named as:

Ali Huwaidi Ali
Age unknown male Abdominal fragment injury, underwent an operation injured

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Salaheddin (صلاح الدين), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.846389, 13.161667. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Salaheddin (صلاح الدين).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Salaheddin on February 24, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Salaheddin on February 24, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Child allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Salaheddin on February 24, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Child allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Salaheddin on February 24, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

Libyan National Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army
  • Libyan National Army 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
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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

Sources (2) [ collapse]