Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC395

Incident date

May 14, 2020

Location

الشويرف, Ash Shwayrif, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

29.979613, 14.260209 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in alleged Turkish drone attack on their car in Ash Shwayrif in Jabal al Gharbi in Libya on May 14th, according to local sources. The two men belong to the Mashashiya tribe.

Libya 24 said that “Activists on social media reported that two young men from the Mashashiya tribe from Al Kabbashi family were killed Thursday night, after a Turkish plane bombed their car near the town of Ash Shwayrif.”

The two victims were identified as Abdulaziz Ali Abu Al-Qasim Al Kabbashi Al-Mashay, and Al Mabrouk Hassan Al Kabbashi Al-Mashay.

Gharyan Al Hadath posted on Facebook that “two young men from the Mashashiya tribe of Al Kabbashi family – Muzdah moved to the mercy of God, after their car was bombed by Turkish drone on the outskirts of the city of Ash Shwayrif.”

The post continues “for information, the two men are civilians with no affiliation to armed forces.”

The incident occured around midnight.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]