Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC355

Incident date

April 18, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: عرادة, Tripoli: Arada, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.871846, 13.245006 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A civilian died of his injuries and nine others, including four children, were wounded in alleged Libyan National Army shelling on Arada neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 18th, 2020, according to local sources.

Souq Al Khamis reported on April 18th that “several rockets hit civilian homes in Arada.” Burkan Al Ghadab Operation reported the “bombing of the Haftar terrorist militia on the homes of citizens in the Arada region, which resulted in the injury of 10 citizens, including four children, and severe damage to civilian homes and properties.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported that several shells injured several civilians around noon. The FMSC published the names of ten victims, among which the children Jana Abdel Moneim Al Bouaishi (7), Youssef Abdel Moneim Al Bouaishi (4), Mohamed Ismail Al Bouaishi (5) and Abdul Malik Muhammad Al Bouaishi (5).

According to the FMSC, Najeeb Jumaa Al Gharyani (40) was wounded while putting out fire after the strikes. Burkan Al Ghadab Operation later wrote on Facebook that Al Gharyani had died from his injuries, adding that he was working for a department of Maitika International Airport, and was injured while he was “fullfilling his professional duty.”

Burkan Al Ghadab operation and Libya Al Ahrar blamed Haftar militias for the artillery shelling.

The incident occured around midday.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Damage to a civilian home after alleged LNA artillery shelling on Arada neighbourhood in Tripoli, April 18th, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Site where one of the shells, allegedly fired by the LNA, landed in Arada neighbourhood in Tripoli, April 18th, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Aftermath of alleged LNA shelling on Arada neighbourhood in Tripoli, April 18th, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • The LNA reportedly fired shells on civilian property in Tripoli's Arada neighbourhood on April 18th, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Wounded civilian receiving medical help after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli's Arada neighbourhood on April 18th, 2020 (via FMSC).
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    Injured civilian in the hospital after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli's Arada neighbourhood on April 18th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Several civilians were wounded in alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli's Arada neighbourhood on April 18th, 2020 (via FMSC).
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    Wounded man receiving medical help after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli's Arada neighbourhood on April 18th, 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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]