Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC351

Incident date

April 17, 2020

Location

مدرسة جابر بن حيان, Vicinity of Jaber bin Hayyan School, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.822132, 13.322607 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

An elderly civilian was allegedly injured by alleged LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Haj Ahmed El-Taher Sassi was seriously injured on the man’s level after a random shell fell near the traffic light, Zouita/Ain Zara, and he was treated to Tripoli Medical Hospital.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported: “The martyr field hospital, Ayman Al-Haramah, affiliated to the Center for Field Medicine and Support, today, Wednesday, 4/17/2020, helps the citizen: Haj Ahmed Al-Taher Sassi, 65 years old, after a shell landed in front of his house in the area of Ain Zara near the Jaber bin Hayyan school. He was provided with first aid and transferred to Tripoli Medical Hospital. The shell also caused material damage to the house.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab opration accused 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
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    Haj Ahmed Al-Taher Sassi, allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 17th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Haj Ahmed Al-Taher Sassi, allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 17th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Haj Ahmed Al-Taher Sassi, allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 17th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Jaber bin Hayyan school (مدرسة جابر بن حيان), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.822132, 13.322607. 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]