Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC331

Incident date

March 31, 2020

Location

أبو سليم, Abu Salim, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.842957, 13.171578 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim in Tripoli.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy posted: “A shell just landed in the Al Shaabiya Abu Salim area, and a woman and a child were wounded by shrapnel from my Lord, who greeted and kept everyone safe.”

The Libya Observer said: “Haftar’s rockets fell also on Abu Salim and Mazawgha areas in Tripoli, leaving two civilians injured – one child – according to the mayor of Abu Salim.”

According to Hona Souq Al-Khmies, “a missile has landed in Al Shaabiya area in Abu Salim, injuring two women and a child.”

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
    2–3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Building damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building damaged by shelling on Abu Salim on March 31st, 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]