Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC385

Incident date

May 9, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: باب بن غشير, Tripoli: Bab Ben Gashir, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.870935, 13.19355 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 killed and 12 more injured by alleged LNA shelling on the Bab Ben Gashir area of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center listed three dead civilians and 12 wounded.

Mofida Aldriwi posted the names of four killed and 11 injured.

Al Wasat said: “Today, Saturday, the Ministry of Interior of the Al-Wefaq government announced the death of six citizens and the injury of dozens, as well as damage to public and private property due to the bombing of the Bab Ben Gashir area.”

Khamis Mahmoud Al Shikhi claimed one victim in fact had not died from shelling: “The wife of the artist, Mourad Akdoura, may God have mercy on her, died today due to a heart attack  and not shrapnel, as the [Muslim] Brotherhood’s media promotes.”

Some of the victims were reported near the Itthad Football Club in Bab Ben Gashir, for others the location within in area is not clear.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–12
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Bab Ben Gashir on May 9th, 2020 (via Abady Abady)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Bab Ben Gashir on May 9th, 2020 (via Abady Abady)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Bab Ben Gashir on May 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Bab Ben Gashir on May 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Bab Ben Gashir on May 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Bab Ben Gashir on May 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Bab Ben Gashir on May 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Bab Ben Gashir on May 9th, 2020 (via FMSC)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the area of Bab Ben Gashir (باب بن غشير), for which the possible coordinates are: 32.870935, 13.19355. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the area of Bab Ben Gashir (باب بن غشير).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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 – 6
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–12
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]