Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC371

Incident date

April 27, 2020

Location

القره بوللي: الشريدات, Castelverde: Sharidat, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.683889, 13.771944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A woman and her son were killed and up to three other family members were injured by alleged LNA shelling on their home in Al Sharidat area, Castelverde on April 27th, 2020, according to local sources.

February TV reported “the death of Mrs. Al Khadra Salem Al Falaghi and one of her children, and the injury of her three other children, due to the serious shelling of their house in Al Sharidat area near the dawn of today by the terrorist militia of Haftar.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy wrote that “a shell landed on the house of the late Muhammad Ibrahim Al Sharqawi in Al Sharidat area, which led to the death of his wife Al Khadra Salem Al Faghli and his 23-year-old son Hussein. His [other] children Arafa and Hisham were seriously injured and they are now in intensive care.” The Field Medicine & Support Center reported that Hussein Muhammad Al Sharqawi was 29 years old instead of 23.

Several sources, such as @Lyobserver reported that three family members were injured, in addition to the woman and son killed.

Burkan Al Ghadab Operation blamed Haftar militias and reported the incident occurred around dawn.

The incident occured around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Alleged victim undergoing surgey after LNA shelling on Castelverde on April 26th, 2020 (via February TV)
  • Alleged victim undergoing surgey after LNA shelling on Castelverde on April 26th, 2020 (via February TV)
  • Alleged victim undergoing surgey after LNA shelling on Castelverde on April 26th, 2020 (via February TV)
  • One of the injured men receiving medical help in a hospital after alleged LNA shelling on Castelverde, April 27th 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Up to three family members were injured in alleged LNA shelling on their home in Castelverde, April 27th 2020 (via FMSC).
  • One of the victims receiving medical help in a hospital after alleged LNA shelling on Castelverde, April 27th 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Medical staff helping one of the injured victims after alleged LNA shelling on Castelverde, April 27th 2020 (via FMSC).

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
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]