Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC388

Incident date

May 11, 2020

Location

القداحية, Al Qaddahiyah, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

31.357500, 15.245556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian died after his car was targeted with a missile, allegedly fired by LNA or Emirati drones, in Al Qaddahiyah on May 11th, 2020, according to local sources. Four other men were also killed, they were reportedly fighters with the militia of the Amateen martyrs.

Burkan Al Ghadab Operation wrote that “Emirates drones targeted a digger in Al Qaddahiyah, and the death of citizen Imad Al Naas Mohamed Attbiqa after the targeting of his car with a missile.”

Souq Al Khamis reported the same incident but blamed “Karama drones”, or the LNA, for the attack.

Tarhouna24 reported “an airstrike targeting a site inside a farm in the Al Qaddahiyah region, leaving four dead and a number of wounded, belonging to the militia of the Amateen martyrs affiliated to Misurata.”

Tarhouna24 later identified the names of the killed militia members as Mustafa Arefah, Firas Mansour Al Buraiki, Khurais Abdullah Muhammad and another person known by the name of Hatem from Zalla.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A digger on fire after alleged LNA or UAE drone strikes on Al Qaddahiyah, May 11th 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • The aftermath of alleged LNA or UAE drone strikes on Al Qaddahiyah, May 11th 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

United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • United Arab Emirates Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]