Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC332a

Incident date

April 2, 2020

Location

الاصابعة, Asabi'ah, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.516483, 13.167439 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Nine civilians were allegedly injured by a GNA or Turkish drone strike on Asabi’ah.

Libya Review tweeted: “Last night Turkish UAV drones targeted a number of trucks in Al-Asaabaa.

The owner of the trucks confirmed that he was transporting flour to the Western Mountain region in an attempt to avoid a bread crisis.

9 civilians, including 2 African workers were injured in the air attack.”

The GNA, which cooperates with Turkey, itself confirmed conducting strikes in the area but said the targets were military: “The Libyan Air Force targets 3 trucks loaded with ammunition, mortar shells and Grad rockets in the vicinity of Al Asabi’a area were on their way to supply the Haftar terrorist militia south of the capital”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]