Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-149

Incident date

August 23, 2011

Location

خلة الفرجان, Warehouse in Khallet Al Furjan, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.886602, 13.190912 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Between 63 and 170 prisoners were killed in the early evening in Yarmouk prison under the control of Gaddafi forces in a warehouse in Khallet al Furjan on August 23, 2011.

According to the UN Report Source, in the early evening, prison guards at the facility threw between 6 and 8 grenades into the warehouse holding the prisoners and then the guards began shooting the prisoners with AK47s. The violence continued for between 10-30 minutes before the guards stopped, possibly to get more ammunition. A guard ordered to collect the bodies counted 109 bodies.

DW News reported that 50-53 charred bodies were found at the site of the massacre. BBC News reported that 47 bodies were found at the site but a survivor of the massacre said that 153 people were being held at the time and only 20 escaped. He also added that most of the detainees were civilians.

Lalout News reported that over 170 victims were killed at the Yarmouk massacre.

The names of those killed:

Ali Muhammad Faraj Al-Bahbah, 20 years old, from Zliten

Anas Bashir Abu Bakr bin Aisha, arrested on August 18, 2011 in the uprising of Al Baza

Abd al-Hakim Khalifa al-Kabir

Bahaa al-Din Salih Abd al-Salam al-Thani

Jamal Khalifa Abdullah Al-Lafi

Osama Khalifa Abdullah Al-Lafi

 Muhammad Khalfa Abdullah Al-Lafi

Imad al-Din Salem Abu al-Qasim Hassan

Al Naji Masoud Salem Al-Zardab

Masoud Salem Abdullah Al-Zardab

Osama Abd Al-Salam Abdullah Al-Saeedi

Joum’a Masoud Abu Al-Qasim Abu Dabba

Saleh Khalifa Muhammad Al-Fitouri

Saddam Ali Muhammad Ashour

Saleh Ali Muhammad Ashour

Muhammad Imhamed Erhim Obaid

Muhammad Mahmoud Abdullah Al-Sari

Mahmoud Imhamed Mahmoud As-Sari

Ahmed Mustafa Ahmed Al-Sari

Ali Saleh Ahmad As-Sari

Muhammad Nuri Mahmoud As-Sari

Mustafa Muhammad Qununu

Khaled Mustafa Muhammad Qununu

Abd al-Basit Musafi Muhammad Qununu

Ramadan Abdullah Muhammad Zureik

Muhammad Umar Al-Sadiq Ahmadi

Osama Faraj Al-Misrati

Tariq Abd al-Latif bin Zahia

Atia Omar Ahmidan

Abdul-Malik Abdel Hafeez Himyer

Muhammad Omar Al-Bak

Abdullah Bouamran Al-Ghoula

Abdul Razzaq Masoud Misbah Al-Naaji

Rajab Masoud Misbah Al-Naaji

Abu Bakr Miloud Al-Taif Al-Najjar

Mustafa Ahmed Al-Ashhab

Ali Ibrahim Al-Shwahidi

Mustafa Muhammad Al-Manqoush

Salem Hussein Al-Qady

Yusef Salem Al-Qadi

Essam Jabra Ihbeish

Atiyah Moftah bin Sulaiman

Muhammad Moftah Hammouda

Hussain Abdul Hamid Al-Mabqa 

Muhammad Bashir bin Aisha

Ramadan Mahmoud Jaber

Ali Al-Hadi Misbah

Hasan Ali Ghaith

Abd al-Salam Abu Hanik

Ibrahim Fateh Al-Eshitr

Mustafa Muhammad Abu Mariqa

Faraj Muhammad Aghilib

Wael Atiyah Abd Al-Hamid Al-Adl

Al-Saeed Al-Sayyed Al Sayyad 

Al-Najjar is Egyptian

Khaled Al-Soghair Abusaq

Ayman Younis Al-Sukaih

Amhammad Muhammad Abdullah Al-Aswad

Mahmoud Abdel Salam Adrah

Muhammad Muhammad Shaaban al-Dabrzi

Miftah Abdul Qader Al Futaisi

Ali Ibrahim Al-Daradh

Omar Salem Muhammad Salhuba

 

 

 

The incident occured at approximately 7:30 pm local time.

  • Ali Muhammad Faraj Al-Bahbah 20 years old male He is one of the rebels from the jihad city of Zliten, who was lost while joining the rebels and was arrested by the Gaddafi Brigades on Thursday at 10:30 pm on 08/18/2011. killed
  • Anas Bashir Abu Bakr bin Aisha Age unknown male Anas was arrested on August 18, 2011 in the uprising of Al Baza killed
  • Abd al-Hakim Khalifa al-Kabir Age unknown male killed
  • Bahaa al-Din Salih Abd al-Salam al-Thani Age unknown killed
  • Jamal Khalifa Abdullah Al-Lafi Age unknown killed
  • Osama Khalifa Abdullah Al-Lafi Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Khalfa Abdullah Al-Lafi Age unknown killed
  • Imad al-Din Salem Abu al-Qasim Hassan Age unknown killed
  • Al Naji Masoud Salem Al-Zardab Age unknown killed
  • Masoud Salem Abdullah Al-Zardab Age unknown killed
  • Osama Abd Al-Salam Abdullah Al-Saeedi Age unknown killed
  • Joum’a Masoud Abu Al-Qasim Abu Dabba Age unknown male killed
  • Saleh Khalifa Muhammad Al-Fitouri Age unknown killed
  • Saddam Ali Muhammad Ashour Age unknown killed
  • Saleh Ali Muhammad Ashour Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Imhamed Erhim Obaid Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Mahmoud Abdullah Al-Sari Age unknown killed
  • Mahmoud Imhamed Mahmoud As-Sari Age unknown killed
  • Ahmed Mustafa Ahmed Al-Sari Age unknown killed
  • Ali Saleh Ahmad As-Sari Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Nuri Mahmoud As-Sari Age unknown killed
  • Mustafa Muhammad Qununu Age unknown killed
  • Khaled Mustafa Muhammad Qununu Age unknown killed
  • Abd al-Basit Musafi Muhammad Qununu Age unknown killed
  • Ramadan Abdullah Muhammad Zureik Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Umar Al-Sadiq Ahmadi Age unknown killed
  • Osama Faraj Al-Misrati Age unknown killed
  • Tariq Abd al-Latif bin Zahia Age unknown killed
  • Atia Omar Ahmidan Age unknown killed
  • Abdul-Malik Abdel Hafeez Himyer Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Omar Al-Bak Age unknown killed
  • Abdullah Bouamran Al-Ghoula Age unknown killed
  • Abdul Razzaq Masoud Misbah Al-Naaji Age unknown killed
  • Rajab Masoud Misbah Al-Naaji Age unknown killed
  • Abu Bakr Miloud Al-Taif Al-Najjar Age unknown killed
  • Mustafa Ahmed Al-Ashhab Age unknown killed
  • Ali Ibrahim Al-Shwahidi Age unknown killed
  • Mustafa Muhammad Al-Manqoush Age unknown killed
  • Salem Hussein Al-Qady Age unknown killed
  • Yusef Salem Al-Qadi Age unknown killed
  • Essam Jabra Ihbeish Age unknown killed
  • Atiyah Moftah bin Sulaiman Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Moftah Hammouda Age unknown killed
  • Hussain Abdul Hamid Al-Mabqa Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Bashir bin Aisha Age unknown killed
  • Ramadan Mahmoud Jaber Age unknown killed
  • Ali Al-Hadi Misbah Age unknown killed
  • Hasan Ali Ghaith Age unknown killed
  • Abd al-Salam Abu Hanik Age unknown killed
  • Ibrahim Fateh Al-Eshitr Age unknown killed
  • Mustafa Muhammad Abu Mariqa Age unknown killed
  • Faraj Muhammad Aghilib Age unknown killed
  • Wael Atiyah Abd Al-Hamid Al-Adl Age unknown killed
  • Al-Saeed Al-Sayyed Al Sayyad Age unknown killed
  • Al-Najjar is Egyptian Age unknown killed
  • Khaled Al-Soghair Abusaq Age unknown killed
  • Ayman Younis Al-Sukaih Age unknown killed
  • Amhammad Muhammad Abdullah Al-Aswad Age unknown killed
  • Mahmoud Abdel Salam Adrah Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Muhammad Shaaban al-Dabrzi Age unknown killed
  • Miftah Abdul Qader Al Futaisi Age unknown killed
  • Ali Ibrahim Al-Daradh Age unknown killed
  • Omar Salem Muhammad Salhuba Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    64 – 170
  • (4 men)
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
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    Image of charred bodied killed in a prison massacre on August 23, 2011
  • Anas Bashir Abu Bakr bin Aisha, killed in Yarmouk prison on August 23, 2011
  • From the association of the families of the victims of the Yarmouk prison holocaust
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
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    Prisoners killed at Yarmouk on August 23, 2011
  • Images of those killed at Yarmouk prison, August 23, 2011
  • Images of those killed at Yarmouk prison, August 23, 2011
  • Images of those killed at Yarmouk prison, August 23, 2011
  • Images of those killed at Yarmouk prison, August 23, 2011
  • Images of those killed at Yarmouk prison, August 23, 2011
  • Image taken the day of the Yarmouk prison massacre

Geolocation notes (5) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a warehouse in Khallet Al Furjan (خلة الفرجان) south of Tripoli (طرابلس‎). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to these exact coordinates: 32.773607, 13.211762.

  • Reports of the incident mention a warehouse in Khallet Al Furjan (خلة الفرجان) south of Tripoli (طرابلس‎). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to exact coordinates.

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    Google Earth

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  • Tagged audio-visual material from sources.

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    64 – 170
  • (4 men)
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]