Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC376

Incident date

May 1, 2020

Location

جوار جامع نتيفه, Vicinity of Natifa Mosque, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.857642, 13.235747 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed and up to four more injured by LNA shelling on the Zanata neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Sincere condolences to Professor Zahra Bizan on the death of the late God Almighty, her nephew, Youssef Abdel Hamid Bizan, who passed away, and his neighbor, Aqila Borkhis, with a missile in front of their house in Zanata, near the Natif mosque in Tripoli this morning.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center, Ambulance Services Libya and the GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation all named two dead victims and three wounded.

The Libya observed quoted the GNA saying that the LNA conducted the shelling and said that according to the Field Medicine and Support Center two were killed and four wounded, including three children.

The incident occured at 12:14 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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
    Other

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Ambulance arriving after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Ambulance arriving after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Ambulance arriving after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Street scence after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Aqeela Muhammad Abu Khaziz, killed by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Wajdi Al Sadi)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential area being struck in the vicinity of Natifa Mosque ( جامع نتيفه) in the neighbourhood of Zanatah (زناتة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.857642, 13.235747. 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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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
    Other

Sources (12) [ collapse]