Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC360

Incident date

April 20, 2020

Location

وادي الربيع, Wadi al Rabie, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.709600, 13.382378 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation reported that LNA targeted two field hospitals in Wadi al Rabie in Tajoura, Libya on April 20th/21st 2020 with Grad rockets.

They posted on Facebook saying “The Haftar terrorist militia directly targets with Grad rockets today, two field hospitals in Wadi al Rabie, what resulted in the injury of five paramedics.”

The Libyan National Army was blamed for the attack.

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
    5
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Five paramedics were reported injured in alleged LNA attacks on two field hospitals in Wadi Al Rabei' in Tripoli on April 20th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation).
  • Five paramedics were reported injured in alleged LNA attacks on two field hospitals in Wadi Al Rabei' in Tripoli on April 20th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation).
  • Five paramedics were reported injured in alleged LNA attacks on two field hospitals in Wadi Al Rabei' in Tripoli on April 20th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation).
  • Five paramedics were reported injured in an alleged LNA attack on two field hospitals in Wadi Al Rabei' in Tripoli on April 20th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab operation).

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Wadi Al Rabie (الطويشة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.709600, 13.382378. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Wadi Al Rabie (الطويشة).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    5
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]