Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC316

Incident date

March 20, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: المدينة القديمة, Tripoli: Old Town, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.897051, 13.176511 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, including one child, were reportedly injured by LNA shelling on the Old Town of Tripoli.

The Libya Observer said: “A woman and a little girl were wounded and seven houses were damaged in three rocket attacks by warlord Haftar’s militia groups on the Old Town of Tripoli, an ancient walled city dating back to the Ottoman and Roman times.”

Libya Alahrar TV wrote: “Al-Ahrar correspondent in Tripoli confirmed that the old city was targeted by indiscriminate shells by the militia of Haftar, which resulted in severe damage to 3 houses, near Al Bab Al Jadeed and Darghouth Hammam.

For his part, the spokesman for the local council, the old city, Amer al-Ghazzawi, told Al-Ahrar that the shelling had caused a [female] child to be injured and taken to the hospital, noting that the indiscriminate shelling had caused panic among the residents in their homes.”

TK Yahroug Kl shy reported two injuries as well and seven damaged houses from rocket attacks.

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
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli's Old Town on March 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli's Old Town on March 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli's Old Town on March 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli's Old Town on March 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)

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
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]