Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC347

Incident date

April 16, 2020

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.816556, 13.267525 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A neurosurgeon was allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Dr. Abdelmonem Bughafa, a neurosurgeon, was killed in the university hospital, after a random shell landed on his house in Ain Zara, in the capital, Tripoli.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center wrote: “The Center for Field Medicine and Support mourns the affiliation of the University Hospital, Tripoli, Dr. Abdelmonem Bughafa, who died on Thursday 16 4 2020 after being targeted in the Ain Zara region, while he was on his way to inspect his home, where he was treated to the martyr field hospital, Ayman Al-Haramah and was revived, but God’s will was stronger.”

Other sources published similar reports.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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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    Abdelmonem Bughafa, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara on April 16th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Body bag of Abdelmonem Bughafa, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara on April 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

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 man)
  • 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]