Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC374

Incident date

April 29, 2020

Location

مطار معيتيقة الدولي: جهاز الطب العسكري, Mitiga Airport: Military Medical Authority Headquarters, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.895041, 13.2785 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and at least five others, including a woman, were killed in alleged LNA artillery strikes on the Military Medical Authority headquarters on the Mitiga airport, Tripoli, on April 29th, 2020.

Field Medicine and Support Center reported that “the Military Medical Authority building was hit by indiscriminate shells, which caused the death of engineer Tariq Ahmed Abu Azoum Al Megrahi.” The FMSC also reported the names of five injured civilians, including a 49-year-old woman, adding that they received medical treatment in Al Abraj clinic. Libya Al Ahrar reported that six civilians were killed.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy posted a video of shelling on the yard of Mitiga airport hospital.

Both Burkan Al Ghadab Operation and Libya Al Ahrar blamed the LNA for the shelling.

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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Blurred photo of an injured civilian after alleged LNA shelling on the Military Medical Authority building on Mitiga airport base on April 29th, 2020 (via FMSC).
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    Injured civilian after alleged LNA shelling on the Military Medical Authority building on Mitiga airport base on April 29th, 2020 (via FMSC).

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Military Medicine Authority Headquarters (جهاز الطب العسكري), allegedly located within the Mitiga Airport (مطار معيتيقة الدولي) premises. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Mitiga Airport are: 32.895041, 13.2785.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]