Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC346

Incident date

April 15, 2020

Location

طريق السور, Al Sour road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.881313, 13.219781 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

One child was allegedly killed and up to three of his siblings injured by LNA shelling on the Al Sour road in Tripoli.

Al Wasat reported: “On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Ambulance and Emergency Authority, Osama Ali, announced that two children were injured when a shell landed on their house on Al-Soor Road in the capital Tripoli.”

The Libya Observer wrote that “The Libyan Health Ministry said Thursday that a child named Rawad Al-Rabiyi was killed and his sister was injured along with two other children in Haftar’s shelling on Treeq Al-Soor in Tripoli.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported the death of one child and three of her brothers injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Child allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Child allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Child allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Ambulance arriving after LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Rawad Al Rabie, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via FMSC)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Sour road (طريق السور), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.881313, 13.219781. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Sour road (طريق السور).

    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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]