Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC323

Incident date

March 24, 2020

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.816556, 13.267525 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Several civilians were allegedly killed and four policemen were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “Pictures showing some of the effects of the missile bombing of the rebel war criminal militia Haftar on the Correction and Rehabilitation Institution Ain Zara Al-Ruwaimi, which houses more than 420 inmates, causing injury to four members of the judicial police, 72 hours before the deceptive announcement of the spokesman of Haftar about the false cessation of the launch fire.”

The Libya Observer wrote that three guards and a paramedic were injured.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Some police and prisoners died in Al-Ruwaimi prison after random shells fell on the prison.” It added that 20 shells hit the facility.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Prison allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on March 24th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Prison allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on March 24th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Prison allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on March 24th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Prison allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on March 24th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

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
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]