Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC359

Incident date

April 20, 2020

Location

الساعدية, Al Sa'adeh, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.889481, 13.180569 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and two others reported injured, all from the same family, in alleged LNA attack with mortars on on their home in al-Sa’adia in Tripoli, Libya on April 20th, 2020. The civilians are from the Al Miri family.

Al Wasat reported that “the Minister of Health adviser to the Al-Wefaq government, Amin al-Hashemi, announced the killing of two civilians and the wounding of others, from one family, after targeting their home today in al-Sa’adia.”

The killed civilians were named as Hamad Muhammad al-Miri (M) and his son Hussein Hamad Muhammad al-Miri also died. Hamad’s son and daughter were also reported injured. It is believed that one of the injured civilians or both of them are in a critical condition.

Souq al Khamis reported that a number of mortars fell on the family’s house in the morning of April 20th while they were visiting their house in Al Sa’adia. Libya Al Ahrar said the father died directly while his son died because of his wounds later.

LNA also known as Haftar forces were blamed for the attack.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Sa’adeh (الساعدية), possibly in vicinity of the Al Sa’adeh Mosque (مسجد الساعدية). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for the mosque are: 32.889481, 13.180569.

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
    2
  • (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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]