Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC361

Incident date

April 21, 2020

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.688716, 13.173889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two men and a child were killed when artillery shells by an unknown belligerent fell near their homes in Qasr Bin Ghashir, Tripoli district, on April 21st, 2020, according to local sources.

Ramadan Al Shatwi died “after a random shell fell on his farm in Qasr Bin Gashir” on April 21st, according to Tk Yahrouq Kl shy, later adding that his son Abdo Ramadan died alongside him.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy also reported the death of civilian Khalifa Ali Al-Khuwaildi “after a random shell landed in front of his house in Qasr Bin Gashir area.”

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

Reports of fighting the in area point at GNA or LNA as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Ramadan Al Shtawi died alongside his son Abdo Ramadan after a shell by an unknown belligerent landed on his farm in Qaser Bin Ghashir on April 21st, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy).
  • Presumbably blood on the floor after shells by an unknown belligerent hit residential homes in Qaser Bin Ghashir on April 21st, 2020 (via Tarhouna 24).
  • Damaged residential house in Qaser Bin Ghashir after shelling by an unknown belligerent on April 21st, 2020 (via Tarhouna 24).
  • Damaged front porch of a residential house in Qaser Bin Ghashir after shelling by an unknown belligerent on April 21st, 2020 (via Tarhouna 24).
  • Photo taken inside a residential house in Qaser Bin Ghashir after shelling by an unknown belligerent on April 21st, 2020 (via Tarhouna 24).
  • Building in Qaser Bin Ghashir after shelling by an unknown belligerent on April 21st, 2020 (via Tarhouna 24).
  • Damaged front porch of a residential house in Qaser Bin Ghashir after shelling by an unknown belligerent on April 21st, 2020 (via Tarhouna 24).
  • Damage in Qaser Bin Ghashir after shelling by an unknown belligerent on April 21st, 2020 (via Tarhouna 24).
  • Damaged front porch of a residential house in Qaser Bin Ghashir after shelling by an unknown belligerent on April 21st, 2020 (via Tarhouna 24).

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Qasr Bin Gashir (قصر بن غشير), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.688716, 13.173889. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]