Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC368

Incident date

April 24, 2020

Location

ترهونة, Tarhuna, Murqub, Libya

Geolocation

32.42818, 13.647327 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One child was killed and other civilians injured by alleged GNA shelling on Tarhuna.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Several Grad rockets hit the city of Tarhuna, causing civilian casualties.”

Tarhuna 24 posted: “A cowardly bombardment with Grad rockets on the city of Tarhuna, killing one child and wounding others.”

The Tarhuna Echo reported: “Shelling with Grad rockets targeted by terrorist terrorist militias in the city of Tarhuna, wounding one person and killing a child.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Victim of alleged GNA shelling on Tarhuna on April 24th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
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    Victim of alleged GNA shelling on Tarhuna on April 24th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)
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    Victim of alleged GNA shelling on Tarhuna on April 24th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Tarhuna (السواني), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.42818, 13.647327. 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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (5) [ collapse]