Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC380

Incident date

May 6, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: أبو سليم, Tripoli: Abu Salim, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.842957, 13.171578 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians were allegedly killed and up to 27 more injured by allegedly LNA shelling on the Abu Salim neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy reported two deaths.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies repored two dead and eight injured.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said one person was killed and 27 more civilians injured.

The GNA-led Burkan Al-Ghadab operation posted: “6 dead, dozens wounded, and extensive damage to private and public property, from the destruction of homes and cars in the bombing of the Haftar terrorist militia on citizens’ homes in the densely populated Abu Salim municipality.”

The LNA itself declared the shelling without mentioning civilian harm: “The artillery was able to target the ammunition of the criminal militia Ghanwa inside its headquarters in the heart of Abu Salim in a process that is surprising, accurate and painful.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–27
  • 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
    GNA

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (26) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq kl shy).
  • Smoke above Abu Salim after alleged LNA shelling on May 6th 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq kl shy).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq kl shy).
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    Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Road allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Blood stain on the ground after alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Cars allegedly destroyed by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Car allegedly destroyed by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–27
  • 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
    GNA

Sources (13) [ collapse]