Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC378

Incident date

May 5, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: الهضبة البدري, Tripoli: Al Hadaba Al Badri, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.836207, 13.21315 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A family of three, including a child and a woman, was killed in alleged LNA artillery strikes on their home in Al Hadaba Al Badri on May 5th, 2020, according to local sources. Two other civilians were injured.

Libya Observer reported that “on Tuesday [May 5th] night, Haftar’s forces killed an entire family in Al Hadba Al Badri area in south Tripoli as they shelled their house, leading to the killing of a man and his wife, as well as their son”, adding that the parents died on the spot, while their son died due to his injuries hours later in the hospital.

The Field Medicine and Support Center identified the victims as Muhammad Hilal Hafeez (45), Hajar Al Sadiq Al Bourawi (35) and Al Mu’tasim Billah Muhammad Hilal (10), adding that civilians Faraj Ali Dou (55) and Hisham Ali Bashir (age unknown) were injured in the shelling.

The FMSC added that “they transferred the bodies of the martyrs and a wounded person to the Abu Salim Accidents Hospital and two wounded people to the University Hospital, Tripoli, for treatment under the supervision of the Field Medicine and Support Center.”

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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 attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    Al Mu'tasim Billah Muhammad Hilal (10) died hours after arriving in the hospital due to the injuries he sustained in alleged LNA strikes on his home in Al Habada (via Burkan al Ghadab Operation).
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    Muhammad Hilal Hafeez was killed alongside his son and wife in alleged LNA artillery strikes on their home in Al Habada on May 5th 2020 (via Burkan al Ghadab Operation).
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    The body of Muhammad Hilal Hafeez, who was killed alongside his son and wife in alleged LNA artillery strikes on their home in Al Habada on May 5th 2020 (via Burkan al Ghadab Operation).
  • Muhammad Hilal Hafeez was killed alongside his son and wife in alleged LNA artillery strikes on their home in Al Habada on May 5th 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Muhammad Hilal Hafeez was killed in alleged LNA artillery strikes on their home in Al Habada on May 5th 2020 (via FMSC).
  • The boy Al Mu'tasim Billah Muhammad Hilal died hours after arriving in the hospital due to the injuries he sustained in alleged LNA strikes on his home in Al Habada (via FMSC).
  • Unclear photo of the aftermath of LNA artillery strikes on a family home in Al Hadaba Al Badri on May 5th 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Aftermath of alleged LNA artillery strikes on a family home in Al Hadaba Al Badri on May 5th 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a family home in Al Hadaba Al Badri on May 5th 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a family home in Al Hadaba Al Badri on May 5th 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).

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
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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 attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]