Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-145

Incident date

August 21, 2011

Location

باب العزيزية, Bab Al Aziziya Prison, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.872127, 13.173331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

At least 25 prisoners were killed in Bab Al-Aziziyah prison on August 21, 2011 by Gaddafi forces according to Facebook posts from Al Mashashiya Youth and Shahd Omar.

According to Al Mashashiya youth’s post, Ezz Al-Din Muhammad Hassan Al-Mashay, who was killed, and his father were arrested and detained for more than 20 days the father was released but Ezz Al-Din Muhammad Hassan Al-Mashay was killed. A graphic video posted by Al Mashashiya youth shows countless bodies of victims.

The name of one of those killed:

Ezz Al-Din Muhammad Hassan Al-Mashay

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    25
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a prison within the Bab Al Aziziya (باب العزيزية) complex in Tripoli (طرابلس‎). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for the Bab Al Aziziya complex are: 32.872127, 13.173331.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    25
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]