An unknown number of civilians was reportedly killed and 11 civilians were injured in alleged LNA artillery attacks on several areas in Souq Al Jumaa in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020, according to local sources.
Souq Al Khamis initially reported that the shelling wounded two civilians, one critically. Later, it reported civilian fatalities but did not specify how many civilians were killed, adding that residential neighbourhoods were targeted.
The Field Medicine and Support Center reported the names of seven injured civilians, including a 3-year-old child, who were reportedly wounded in the area of Arada in Souq Al Jumaa.
The FMSC also reported that Habib Saeed Al-Qailushi (55 ) and Murad Ahmed Barion (30) had been injured, but did not provide further details. Qnat Qmattly Alfys Albwk wrote on Facebook that Al Qailushi had been injured in random shelling of his car in the Souq Al Jumaa area, seriously injuring him in the stomach area and leading to the amputation of his hand. The source added that Al Qailushi was travelling with his son-in-law, who lost an eye. The name of the son-in-law was not reported, but it’s possible that this is Murad Ahmed Barion.
Libya Al Ahrar wrote that “a number of civilians were injured as a result of several rockets fired by the Haftar militias intensively in different districts of Tripoli today, Wednesday [April 22nd].” Al Amin Al Hashimi, media advisor to the Ministry of Health, stated that “four civilians, including a child and an African worker, were injured as a result of Haftar militia’s shells that landed on Shurfat Al Malaha.”
Libya Al Ahrar added that several houses in the area had been damaged in the shelling. February TV Breaking News mentioned the use of grad rockets.
Nearly all sources blamed the LNA for the shelling.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Salih Ali Qarbaj 55 years old male injured
- Muhammad Salih Qarbaj 25 years old male injured
Family members (2)
- Habib Al-Qailushi 55 years old male amputation of his hand and a serious injury to the stomach injured
- Murad Ahmed Barion 30 years old male lost an eye, possibly son-in-law of Habib Al-Qailushi injured
- Muhammad Muammar Abu Zaid 27 years old male injured
- Maryam Khalifa Al Uraibi 3 years old female injured
- Lutfiya Sadik Al Najjar 45 years old female injured
- Mufeeda Muhammad Abirid 50 years old female injured
- Ramadan Ali Al Osta 60 years old male injured
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Souq Al Jumaa (سوق الجمعة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.881854, 13.256303. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.