Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC321

Incident date

March 23, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: سوق الجمعة , Tripoli: Souq Al Jumaa, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.881854, 13.256303 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and another one allegedly injured by LNA shelling on the Souq Al Jumaa area of Tripoli.

Field Medicine and Support Center: “The follow-up team at the Center for Field Medicine and Support after shells landed on Souq Al Joumaa area went to the dreaded place to find out the number of casualties left by the fall of indiscriminate shells this morning on 23/3/2020 and caused the injury of two expatriate workers sitting on the side of the road Waiting for their livelihood, one was killed instantly.

They were subsequently transferred to the Al-Abraaj sanatorium, due to its proximity to the target area under the supervision of the Field Medicine and Support Center.”

Libya Alahrar TV said that two expat workers were killed and one Libyan injured.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation accuses the LNA of being the culprit.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies and Tk Yahroug Kl shy reported shelling in various parts of Souq Al Jumaa.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Yusef Salim 18 years old male Nigerien killed
  • Ibrahim Mustafa Jelda 43 years old male Malian injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
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    Victim allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Ambulance arriving after LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 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
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]