Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC413

Incident date

June 3, 2020

Location

طريق المنارة, Al Manara Road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.664739, 13.208983 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (other)

Airwars assessment

Between 12 and 20 civilians were allegedly killed by a GNA or Turkish airstrike on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Al Marsad said: “A Turkish aircraft committed a massacre late yesterday, Wednesday, against the family of Al-Lafi, including women and children, in the Qasr Bin Gashir area, south of Tripoli, specifically in the Al-Manara area.

Muhammad al-Lafi, one of the survivors of the Turkish bombing, revealed in a video clip that a Turkish plane directly targeted gathering the family with 4 raids, indicating that the bombing killed 12 people of the family in a horrific manner.”

In the video, the victim further accuses the GNA and says that his “brother’s head was cut. We are in Tarhouna hospital now. The number of airstrikes is four.”

Other sources also quoted the video clip cited in the article.

LibyanCom said 20 people were killed in the attack.

Libya Review said it was a Turkish drone strike.

The incident occured between 9:50 pm and 10:10 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (12)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 20
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Interview with a relative of the victims
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via LibyanCom)
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via Libyan Review)
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via Libyan Review)
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via Libyan Review)
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via Libyan Review)

Geolocation notes (5) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity of Al Manara Road (طريق المنارة), within the town of Qaser Bin Ghashir (قصر بن غشير). One source, Tk Yahrouq Kl shy, posted visual material indicating the exact location of this strike. Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we are able to confirm this location.The exact coordinates for this strike are: 32.664739, 13.208983.

  • Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity of Al Manara Road (طريق المنارة), within the town of Qaser Bin Ghashir (قصر بن غشير). One source, Tk Yahrouq Kl shy, posted visual material indicating the exact location of this strike. Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we are able to confirm this location.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Satellite image comparison against source material which confirms the location

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged panoramic stitch of footage from the incident.

    Imagery:
    Tk Yahrouq Kl shy

  • Satellite imagery showing the distribution of buildings tagged in the visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged screenshot of footage from the incident.

    Imagery:
    Tk Yahrouq Kl shy

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

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 20
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]