Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC332

Incident date

April 1, 2020

Location

مسجد الصفاء, Al Safa Mosque, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.828524, 13.16314 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly killed and one more injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported that it assisted three people of which two died after “they were targeted by indiscriminate shells in the airport road area behind Repsol Company.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Two people were killed and another person was wounded when a shell landed near the Al-Safa Mosque in the project area.”

The Libya Observer wrote: “Two people were killed and another person was injured when Haftar’s militias showered neighborhoods in the Airport Road, south of Tripoli with rockets on Wednesday night, the Field Medicine and Support Center has confirmed.”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
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    Body of a victim of LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Body of a victim of LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Body of a victim of LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Safa Mosque (مسجد الصفاء) for which the generic coordinates are: 32.828524, 13.16314. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]