Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC397

Incident date

May 15, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: الفرناج, Tripoli: Al Fornaj, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.850793, 13.239605 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly injured by indiscrimiante shelling on the Fornaj neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies reported: “Injury of 2 displaced people, one of whom was seriously injured, and he is now under operations.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said that several shells landed in the area, including on the Savings and Real Estate Investment Bank building. It did not mention civilian harm.

Local reports of shelling point at GNA or LNA as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Road damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Road damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Shrapnel from indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Road damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Shrapnel from indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Car damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Impact of indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Fornaj (الفرناج) area of Tripoli (طرابلس‎). The coordinates for Al Fornaj are: 32.850793, 13.239605. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]