Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC349

Incident date

April 17, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: طريق الشوك, Tripoli: Al Shok, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838223, 13.229855 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child was allegedly killed and three more injured by alleged LNA shelling on the Al Shok area of Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies reported: “The child, Abd al-Ghaffar bin Ayyad, 16 years old, moved to the mercy of God.

Tareeq Al Shok, behind the Carnaval wedding hall.”

In a different post it added that 13 shells dropped on the area.

The Field Medicine and Support Center also reported his death and the names of three more injured civilians. The source said: “The shells also caused severe material damage to the property, and the wounded were transferred to the University Hospital, Tripoli, for treatment and the martyr was transferred to Dar Al-Rahma at the University Hospital, Tripoli.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al-Ghadab operation accuses the LNA of conducting the shelling.

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Smoke rising over Al Shok after LNA shelling on April 17th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Smoke rising over Al Shok after LNA shelling on April 17th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building in Al Shok after LNA shelling on April 17th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged building in Al Shok after LNA shelling on April 17th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged building in Al Shok after LNA shelling on April 17th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged building in Al Shok after LNA shelling on April 17th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Damaged building in Al Shok after LNA shelling on April 17th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Smoke rising over Al Shok after LNA shelling on April 17th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Al Shok on April 17th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Al Shok on April 17th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Al Shok on April 17th, 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
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]