Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC367

Incident date

April 24, 2020

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.816556, 13.267525 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were allegedly injured by indiscriminate shelling on Ain Zara.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “The field department of the University Hospital Tripoli, a field hospital affiliated to the Center for Field Medicine and Support, received, today, Saturday 25/4/2020, four cases of expatriate workers from the state of Niger as a result of being subjected to shelling in Ain Zara.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy and Hona Souq Al-Khmies only reported shelling without mentioning civilian harm.

Local reports of fighting point at the GNA or LNA as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Ruwaimi (الرويمي) allegedly located within the town of Ain Zara (عين زارة). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Ain Zara are: 32.816556, 13.267525.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]