Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Weak
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC183

Incident date

August 16, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: مطار معيتيقة, Tripoli: Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.895041, 13.2785 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reportedly injured by LNA shelling on Mitiga Airport in Tripoli.

The Facebook page of the Burkan Al Ghadab operation by the rival GNA said: “During the last few hours, the militia of the war criminal Hifter targeted the employees of the Libyan Company for Handling and Ground Services at Mitiga International Airport with Grad rockets, wounding two of them with shrapnel and damaging the buses of passengers.”

Other sources only reported artillery shelling but no civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Video of the shelling
  • Another video of the shelling
  • Pictures of the aftermath

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC253a

Incident date

December 13, 2019

Location

طريق المطار, Airport road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.806027, 13.139814 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child was injured by shrapnel in the neck after a shell by an unknown belligerent was fired on the Airport Road area in Tripoli on December 13th, 2019, as reported by Libyan Crime Monitoring Organization.

Local reports of fighting point at the GNA or LNA as the culprit.

Currently, further details are unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

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

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC373

Incident date

April 28, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مستشفى رويال التخصصي, Tripoli: Royal Clinic, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.833952, 13.222026 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

LNA militias allegedly shelled Al Shok road in Tripoli on April 28th, 2020, according to local sources. Patients of the intensive care unit at the Royal Clinic were reportedly minorly injured in the shelling.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy wrote that shells fell on Al Shok road and Karnifaal street, adding that the family farm of Enka Rabbi provided shelter.

Burkan Al Ghadab Operation reported that the intensive care unit of the Royal Clinic on Al Shouk road was targeted by Haftar militias, writing that “five patients were receiving treatment in the intensive care unit when the first mortar shell fell, and we thank God for the speed of evacuating them with minor injuries before unimaginable consequences happened.” Burkan Al Ghadab also posted a video of the reportedly destroyed clinic. It is unclear how many patients were injured in the artillery strikes.

Tarhouna24 also reported shelling on the medical clinic but added that there were reports of killed and wounded fighters.

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
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Alleged LNA shelling targeted Al Shouk road on April 28th, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy).

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Libyan National Army (LNA) 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
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (5) [ collapse]