Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC304

Incident date

February 27, 2020

Location

القره بوللي: الرواجح, Castelverde: Al Rawajeh, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.727222, 13.665833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Five civilians from one family were allegedly killed by a Turkish drone strike on Castelverde.

Akhbar Libya 24 said: “The Libyan National Army confirmed the killing of an entire family of five people as a result of an airstrike launched by a Turkish plane on the Al-Rawajeh area near Qarah Bulli, east of the capital, Tripoli.

‘Five victims of one family, the father, the mother, and the sons, were killed as a result of the targeting of their car by a drone in the Al-Rawajeh area on the outskirts of the capital, Tripoli, said the spokesman for the commander-in-chief of the army, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, in a Facebook post.”

Other sources also reported five victims.

Libya Witness said the drone took off from Mitiga airport in Tripoli.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Video showing the car allegedly targeted in the strike
  • Picture of allegedly shelling on Castelverde on February 27th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (6) [ collapse]