Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC386

Incident date

May 9, 2020

Location

طريق السور, Al Sour Road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.881313, 13.219781 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Six civilians were allegedly killed by LNA shelling on the Al Sour road in Tripoli.

Riyadh Burshan posted on Facebook: “Abu Salim Municipal Council: 6 civilians were killed, including a mother and daughter, and dozens were wounded, as a result of the targeting of Haftar militias in the Al Sour road.”

Al Arab QA quoted the Minsitry of Interior saying: “The Bab Ben Gashir and Al Sour Road area of ​​Tripoli was bombed, killing six civilians, and wounding dozens and damage to private and public property as a result of criminal acts.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Sour road (طريق السور), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.881313, 13.219781. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Sour road (طريق السور).

    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
    6
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]