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)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Shaabiya (الشعبية) area allegedly located within the neighbourhood of Abu Salim (بوسليم). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Abu Salim are: 32.842957, 13.171578.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Abu Salim (أبو سليم).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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]