Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC315

Incident date

March 19, 2020

Location

عين زارة: أربع شوارع زويته, Ain Zara: Four Streets Zuwita, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.81663, 13.267043 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, three of them children, were killed and five more injured by alleged LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

UNSMIL tweeted: “Four young women and girls aged between 14-20 killed, and five others, including a 11-year-old child, were injured yesterday in a senseless indiscriminate shelling affecting a civilian neighborhood in Ain Zara, reportedly by LNA forces.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center named the victims and said: “Today, Wednesday, 3/18/2020, a notification was received at the Field Medicine and Support Center of the occurrence of indiscriminate shells in the Ain Zara area near the four streets of Zouita, after which ambulances were sent.” It add that the wounded were transferred to the Dar Al-Rahma at the Tripoli Medical Center.

Other sources quoted the Field Medicine and Support Center.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (6)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Two of the victims allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara on March 19th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    The four victims victims allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara on March 19th, 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
    4
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]