Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC402

Incident date

May 18, 2020

Location

القره بوللي, Castelverde, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.743851, 13.714657 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians were reported killed and others injured when mortars fell on Al Sab’a Buildings in Castelverde, Libya on May 18th, 2020.

The Libya Observer tweeted “Three people were killed and others wounded in a rocket attack on the town of Castelverde, east of Tripoli, on Monday.”

218 News said that in a statement, the Castelverde Municipal Council “condemned the bombing that killed four people as a result of shells that fell on the populated neighborhood of Al Sab’a and other areas in Castelverde, and caused damage to lives and property.”

No further information is available at the moment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Image showing the damage caused by shells that fell in Al Saba'a buildings area in Tripoli on May 18th, 2020 (via 218 News).
  • Image showing the damage caused by shells that fell in Al Saba'a buildings area in Tripoli on May 18th, 2020 (via 218 News).
  • Image showing the damage caused by shells that fell in Al Saba'a buildings area in Tripoli on May 18th, 2020 (via 218 News).
  • Image showing the damage caused by shells that fell in Al Saba'a buildings area in Tripoli on May 18th, 2020 (via 218 News).
  • Image showing the damage caused by shells that fell in Al Saba'a buildings area in Tripoli on May 18th, 2020 (via 218 News).
  • Image showing the damage caused by shells that fell in Al Saba'a buildings area in Tripoli on May 18th, 2020 (via 218 News).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Blood on the floor of a civilian building in Al Saba'a buildings neighborhood as 4 civilians were killed by shells that fell there on May 18th, 2020 (via @Lyobserver).

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]