Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC373

Incident date

April 28, 2020

Location

مستشفى رويال التخصصي, Tripoli Royal Clinic, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.833952, 13.222026 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

LNA militias allegedly shelled Al Shok road in Tripoli on April 28th, 2020, according to local sources. Patients of the intensive care unit at the Royal Clinic were reportedly minorly injured in the shelling.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy wrote that shells fell on Al Shok road and Karnifaal street, adding that the family farm of Enka Rabbi provided shelter.

Burkan Al Ghadab Operation reported that the intensive care unit of the Royal Clinic on Al Shouk road was targeted by Haftar militias, writing that “five patients were receiving treatment in the intensive care unit when the first mortar shell fell, and we thank God for the speed of evacuating them with minor injuries before unimaginable consequences happened.” Burkan Al Ghadab also posted a video of the reportedly destroyed clinic. It is unclear how many patients were injured in the artillery strikes.

Tarhouna24 also reported shelling on the medical clinic but added that there were reports of killed and wounded fighters.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Alleged LNA shelling targeted Al Shouk road on April 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy).

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Tripoli Royal Clinic (مستشفى رويال التخصصي), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.833952, 13.222026. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (5) [ collapse]