Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC403

Incident date

May 19, 2020

Location

بئر التوتة, Bi'r Altota, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.674722, 13.241944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were allegedly injured by GNA artillery shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Alsaaa24 said: “Eyewitnesses reported that the heavy artillery shelling did not stop since the morning hours on the Bi’r Altota area and the Sharif Hotel in Qasr Bin Gashir by Syrian mercenaries and armed militias loyal to the ‘Government of Reconciliation’.

They added that the shelling had caused great casualties among civilians, after it affected residential neighborhoods and citizens’ farms, in a systematic destruction of their livelihoods.”

Tripoli 219 reported “two children, a father and a mother” injured.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy, however, said “a shell has landed on the house of Abd al-Salam al-Warfalli” but there were no casualties.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Building allegedly damaged by GNA shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on May 19th, 2020 (via Tripoli 219)
  • Building allegedly damaged by GNA shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on May 19th, 2020 (via Tripoli 219)
  • Building allegedly damaged by GNA shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on May 19th, 2020 (via Tripoli 219)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Bi’r Altota (بئر التوتة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.674722, 13.241944. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Bi’r Altota (بئر التوتة).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (4) [ collapse]