Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC136

Incident date

May 8, 2019

Location

جنزور, Janzur: Al-Zahra bridge, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.676671, 13.055878 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One man was reportedly killed by an LNA airstrike on Janzur.

Tk Yahrog Kl Shy 2 posted on Facebook: “In the morning the families returns to the area of Al-Zahra bridge safely. They were hit by a bombardment by Al-Karama forces and four rockets landed on the houses and farms of the Al-Marbouk family. The damage was material and the family was safe. As for the case that hit a civilian above the Al-Zahra bridge of the family of Masoud Ghawar moved to the mercy of God.”

Other sources only reported only material damage to the house of the Marbouk family.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the aftermath
  • Another picture of the incident

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC135

Incident date

May 5, 2019

Location

السواني, Al-Swani, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.712224, 13.07224 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One man was allegedly injured by an airstrike on Al-Swani.

FMSC reported: “An elderly man was injured by shrapnel as a result of aerial bombardment near al-Zahra bridge in the Al-Swani area.”

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

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the alleged victim

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC134

Incident date

May 5, 2019

Location

سيدي السايح, Sidi as Sa'is, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.562667, 13.254399 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between one and two children were allegedly killed in a GNA airstrike on Sidi as Sa’is.

Tripoli el Ezz reported “the death of a child from the Ashour family as a result of the bombing of a plane from Misurata.”

Arseefa said: “The children Mutasim Ashour Ali Sayeh, 6 years old, and Ali Ashour Ali Sayeh, 5 years, died and their father was injured because of indiscriminate shelling by an aircraft from the Misurata air base.”

Most other sources also reported the death of two children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mutasim Ashour Ali Sayeh 6 years old male Brother of Ali Ashour Ali Sayeh killed
  • Ali Ashour Ali Sayeh 5 years old male Brother of Mutasim Ashour Ali Sayeh killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1–2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the alleged strike
  • Video of the aftermath
  • Pictures of the aftermath
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Picture supposedly showing the body of Mutasim
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Pictures of the supposed victims

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1–2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC133

Incident date

May 3, 2019

Location

جنزور: الكريمية, Janzur: Al Keramia, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.771657, 13.086650 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child was allegedly injured by indiscriminate artillery shelling in Janzur.

FMSC reported: “A child was injured as a result of the armed clashes and treated by the medical team in a field clinic of the field medicine and support center.”

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the alleged victim

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC132

Incident date

April 29, 2019

Location

السواني, Al-Swani, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.712224, 13.07224 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One child was allegedly injured, likely because of indiscriminate artillery shelling on Al-Swani.

218 TV reported: “The field medicine and support center announced that its medical team had treated a child injured as a result of armed clashes in the suburbs of Tripoli on Monday.

The center also announced in its Facebook page that its evacuation team had managed to provide a safe passage for a number of families from the Khallet al-Furjan area under the impact of the clashes.”

Local reports of fighting in the area point at the GNA or LNA as the perpetrator.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Picture of the alleged victim (via 218 TV)
  • Another picture of the alleged victim (via 218 TV)

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC131

Incident date

April 28, 2019

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.816556, 13.267525 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed following an LNA airstrike on Ain Zara.

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “Civilian neighborhoods in Salaheddin and Ain Zara were hit by aerial bombardment of night air for the second consecutive day.

The spokesman for the ambulance and emergency department, Osama Ali, told the Free Libya Channel that the aerial bombardment caused the death of an African worker in the area of Ain Zara, he said.”

In a different video, also posted by Libya Alahrar TV, it was said that the damage was caused by a Grad rocket.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Video of the aftermath

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC130

Incident date

April 28, 2019

Location

سوق الخميس امسيحل, Sog Al-Khmies Emsihel, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.526766, 13.223462 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One child was allegedly killed in a GNA airstrike on Sog Al-Khmies Emsihel.

Tripoli Operations Room said: “God bless you Nour Ahmad Al-Hibishi – This image of Jannah Ahmad Al-Hibishi her sister healing the injury by bombing of the Ecuadorian pilot mercenary today.”

Tripoli Alaan said: “This girl is one of the victims of the aerial bombardment carried out by the brotherhood militias on a residential area of Sog Al-Khmies and her younger sister died.”

Both sources used a picture previously shown in a different incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Nour Ahmad Al-Hibishi Child female Sister of Jannah Ahmad Al-Hibishi killed
  • Jannah Ahmad Al-Hibishi Child female Sister of Nour Ahmad Al-Hibishi injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC129

Incident date

April 28, 2019

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir: Al-Kheikh, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.686667, 13.152500 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Several civilians were allegedly injured by a GNA airstrike on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Riyadh Burshan posted images of an injured child and said: “The house of Abdul Karim Munir Qarifa was exposed to shrapnel as a result of the aerial bombardment of Qasr Bin Gashir, with human damages and injuries to family members.”

Tripoli Operations Room wrote: “The house of Abdul Karim Munir Qarifa was hit by shrapnel from airstrikes. There are human damages to the family and we ask God for safety.”

Oil Crescent News later published a video piece claiming between two and three civilians were injured in the strike.

Other sources only mentioned airstrikes but no civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of one victim and the aftermath
  • More pictures from the incident
  • Video mentioning civilian harm

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (6) [ collapse]