Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC339

Incident date

April 9, 2020

Location

تاجوراء, Tajoura: Goot Al Roman, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.830559, 13.488534 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians were allegedly killed and up to eight more injured by LNA shelling on Tajoura.

Libya Alahrar TV said six people were injured.

The Libya Observer tweeted: “A foreign worker from Ghana was killed and six others wounded in a rocket attack by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s armed groups on Ghot Alroman area in Tajoura, east Tripoli on Thursday.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation said: “A Ghanaian worker was killed and 6 others were injured as a result of the bombing of the Haftar terrorist militia in Ghout Al-Rumman, Tajura, this afternoon.

The six injured from Niger and Ghana, all injured by shrapnel in different parts of the body

One worker’s leg was amputated and another hand was broken.

Two Libyans were injured in the shelling, and their car was damaged as a result of the shelling.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center provided the highest casualty toll with four killed and eight wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Smoke rising after alleged LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
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    Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Alleged victims of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tajoura on April 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)

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
    1 – 4
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]