Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC317

Incident date

March 21, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: باب بن غشير, Tripoli: Bab Ben Gashir, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.870935, 13.19355 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two children were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on the Bab Ben Gashir neighburhood of Tripoli.

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “The mayor of Abu Salim Abd Al-Rahman Al-Hamedi assures Al-Ahrar that two children were injured as a result of the fall of shell on their apartment.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation posted pictures of the incident saying: “Preliminary photos of the destruction caused by the militia of Haftar to the property of the citizens in the Bab Ben Gashir area of the municipality of Abu Salim, after the deceptive announcement of the spokesman for the war criminal, Haftar, about a false cease-fire.” Some of the photos showed bloods stains. However, the page did not mention civilian harm.

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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Damage and supposed blood stains caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damage and supposed blood stains caused by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 21st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 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
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]