Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC372

Incident date

April 28, 2020

Location

الغضوية , قصر ابو هادي‎ , Al Ghudwiyah, Ra’s At Tabal , Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

31.299779, 13.467397 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians were killed and two others injured in an alleged GNA or Turkish drone attack on a civilian truck carrying boxes of bees in the Al-Ghudwiyah area near the entrance of Ra’s at Tabal, Nasmah, Libya on April 28th, 2020. The local sources also said the two injured civilians are in critical conditions in the hospital.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy posted that “A drone bombed a truck carrying boxes of bees in Nasmah area, leading to the death of four civilians.”

Tarhouna 24 identified the four victims as Hafez Omar Al-Sudani, Mohamed Ambeya Al-Sudani, Issam Muhammad Muhammad al-Rikabi and Mustafa Saad.

218TV raised the death toll to five saying that five civilians were killed in the attack including migrant workers, and described one of the victims Hafez Omar Al-Sudani as “director of the Nasmah municipality’s human resources department.”

Burkan Al Ghadab reported from the Libyan Army Spokesman that “The Libyan air force carried out two combat strikes earlier, targeting two trucks transporting logistical equipment and ammunition in the Nasmah area, which was on its way to supply the Haftar terrorist militia south of the capital Tripoli.”

Libya Review said the attack was done by Turkish forces on a food truck near Bani Walid.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    LNA

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Media
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    A civilian among five killed in alleged GNA/Turkey drone attack on Nessma in Libya on April 29th, 2020 (via @LibyaReview)
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    A civilian among five killed in alleged GNA/Turkey drone attack on Nessma in Libya on April 29th, 2020 (via @LibyaReview)
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    A civilian among five reported killed in alleged GNA/Turkey drone attack on Nessma in Libya on April 29th, 2020 (via @LibyaReview)
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    Aftermath of an alleged Turkish/GNA drone attack on a civilian truck in Nassma area, Libya on April 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
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    Aftermath of an alleged Turkish/GNA drone attack on a civilian truck in Nassma area, Libya on April 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Ghudwiyah (الغضوية) area of Ra’s At Tabal  (راس الطبل) village. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Ra’s At Tabal are: 31.299779, 13.467397.

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

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    LNA

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