Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC404

Incident date

May 20, 2020

Location

الحمرونية, Al Hamrouniya, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.661055, 13.271055 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

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

Akhbar Libya 24 said: “An informed source revealed that members of one family and another person were injured as a result of the fall of artillery shells of the Al-Wefaq [GNA] forces, in a random manner, on residential neighborhoods in the Qasr Bin Ghashir area.

The source pointed out that the indiscriminate shelling by these militias also caused damage to the property of citizens, homes and cars.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy only reported shelling but no civilian harm: “Violent artillery shelling and smoke eruption in the Hamrouniya area in Qasr Bin Gashir.”

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
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Smoke rising after alleged GNA shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on May 20th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Smoke rising after alleged GNA shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on May 20th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the area of Al Hamrouniya (الحمرونية), allegedly within the town of Qasr Bin Gashir (قصر بن غشير), for which the possible coordinates are: 32.661055, 13.271055. 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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]