Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC362

Incident date

April 22, 2020

Location

سوق الجمعة , Souq Al Jumaa, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.881854, 13.256303 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

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)

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    11
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Damaged building after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Destruction after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Destroyed roof after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Rubble after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Rubble in a damaged building after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Inside a damaged residential home after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Aftermath of alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Libya Al Ahrar).
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Libya Al Ahrar).
  • Rubble after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via Libya Al Ahrar).
  • Woman holding a child who is receiving medical help after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Arada neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Wounded civilian receiving medical help after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Arada neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Civilians were injured in alleged LNA rocket attacks on Arada neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Wounded man in the hospital after alleged LNA rocket attacks on Arada neighbourhood in Tripoli on April 22nd, 2020 (via FMSC).

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.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Souq Al Jumaa (سوق الجمعة).

    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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    11
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]