Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC431

Incident date

July 22, 2022

Location

مشروع الموز, Mashrou’ Al Muz, Tripoli, Libya

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a woman and her two children were killed and the father was injured in shelling during clashes in Mashrou’ Al Muz in Tripoli on July 22, 2022. One source asserted that this news was not true.

@tkyroogklshytk tweeted that a family near Mashrou’ Al Muz was killed due to shelling of their home, and later added that the “family of Abdul Hakim… in the village of Al-Gheraisah Mashrou’ Al Muz, a man, his wife and two daughters, and a shell fell on the family”. @taqarifatnews also tweeted about the death of a family, without providing specific details.

Emergency Medicine and Support Center posted on Facebook that the news of shelling of Mr. Mohamed Al-Muzoghi’s house and the death of his wife and children was “incorrect”.

However, a Facebook post from Libya Al Ahrar quoting the spokesman for the Emergency and Ambulance Service Osama Ali stated that “a woman and her two children were killed and their father was injured this morning as a result of the Tripoli clashes”. @AhmedElmadni added that the father was in intensive care.

Libya Al Ahrar reported that more than 20 families were evacuated from the Mashrou’ Al Muz area and @wady_dynar tweeted that a fire had erupted as a result of the shelling.

@gGY33TX9eprjsHt tweeted the names of the mother, Naima Mesbah Al-Qamoudi, and her children, Reem Muhammad Al-Mazoughi and Emad Muhammad Al-Mazoughi, who they said were killed, and that the father was in care, due to “more than one shell” falling on their house.

Al Marsad posted on Facebook that “the organs of the Presidential Council” were involved in clashes and shelling east of Tripoli, while @libyapress2010 tweeted that the clashes were between Al Radaa (Ministry of Interior RADAA Special forces) and Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade. A tweet from @wagak_original reported that the attack was carried out by. a drone after “elements of Ayoub Abu Ras (Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade) holed up next to” the house.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 3
  • (0–2 children0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • House damaged by shelling of Mashrou’ Al Muz on July 22, 2022. (Image posted by @tkyroogklshytk)
  • A shell fell in the "banana project villas" and street fighting near the immigration headquarters in the clashes taking place east of #Tripoli between "the organs of the Presidential Council". #Libya #observatory
  • Fire from shelling of Mashrou’ Al Muz on July 22, 2022. (Image posted by @wady_dynar)
  • Fire from shelling of Mashrou’ Al Muz on July 22, 2022. (Image posted by @SosoRt19)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 3
  • (0–2 children0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (18) [ collapse]