Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC329

Incident date

March 28, 2020

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir: Bi'r Altota, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.674722, 13.241944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A woman was allegedly killed and her two sisters injured by a GNA artillery strike on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies did not report civilian harm but secondary explosions in the area: “A video showing the rise of smoke from the ammunition store in the companies complex in Qasr Bin Gashir after it was targeted by the Al-Wefaq [GNA] artillery and the sounds of ammunition explosions.”

The GNA itself declared conducting strikes via its Burkan Al Ghadab page: “Our artillery, precisely, targeted a building in Qasr Bin Gashir, in which a Russian mercenary manages to operate a cannon targeting the civilian neighborhoods of Tripoli.

Our hero’s heavy artillery destroyed an ammunition store in Qasr Bin Gashir”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “After a random shell fell this morning on a house in Al-Manara Road, the wife of Saadi Aoun died, and the deceased seems to be Najia ِAl Saroukh.”

Zohra Shetwi posted on Facebook: “I am God, and to Him we shall return. I have moved to the mercy of God Almighty today.

Najia Al Saroukh, mother of my friend Rabiaa, may God bless her soul

My Lord heals her 2 sisters and injured.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Video of the shelling
  • Smoke rises after alleged GNA shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on March 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]