Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC350

Incident date

April 17, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: الفرناج, Tripoli: Al Fornaj, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.850793, 13.239605 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and two policemen injured by LNA shelling on the Al Fornaj area of Tripoli.

Ambulance Services Libya only reported one injury.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies reported: “5 rockets land on the university dormitory where the displaced people live, wounding 2 members of the police, and the killing of the citizen Hamza Abdel-Rahman in an outrageous way as a result of the shelling

The pictures we received from the hospital for the young man’s body.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation said: “Grad rockets fired by the terrorist Haftar militia fell a short while ago in the vicinity of the IDPs’ residence in the Al-Farnaj area, died as a result of Hamza Abdul-Rahman Al-Tawil, son of the former chief of staff, Major General Abdul-Rahman al-Tawil, and wounded 2 policemen.”

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)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Hamza Abdul-Rahman Al-Tawil, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Al Fornaj on April 17, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Hamza Abdul-Rahman Al-Tawil, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Al Fornaj on April 17, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Another picture of Hamza Abdul-Rahman Al-Tawil, allegedy killed by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 17, 2020 (via Hmmam.benawid)

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)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]