Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC384

Incident date

May 8, 2020

Location

قصر الحج, Qasr Al Hajj, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.046542, 12.169579 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between nine and ten civilians were allegedly killed by a Turkish airstrike on Qasr Al Hajj.

Al Maoukef Al Libi posted on Facebook: “Turkish occupation air forces bombard the Qasr A Hajj, which contains a gate belonging to the Directorate of Security of Alrujban and a medical team to combat the Corona virus. They are all civilians. 3 martyrs from Zintan and 6 from Alrujban in the Turkish air forces bombing the main road down the mountain.”

Tripoli 219 also reported nine victims, but said five are from Alrujban and four from Zintan.

Khamis Mahmoud Al Sheikhi said ten were killed, eight from Alrujban and two from Zintan.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • (9–10 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Civilians from Alrujban allegedly killed by a Turkish airstrike on Qasr Al Hajj on May 8th, 2020 (via Al Maoukef Al Libi)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Qasr Al Hajj (قصر الحج), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.046542, 12.169579. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • (9–10 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]