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
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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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)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Ain Zara (عين زارة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.816556, 13.267525. 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
    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]