Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC289

Incident date

February 5, 2020

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.688716, 13.173889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reportedly killed by artillery shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Tarhuna 24 said: “Indiscriminate shelling of Qasr Bin Gashir area resulted in the death of two members of the Al-Futouri family and the daughter of Al-Hadi Kabar.”

There is currently no other information available.

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Daughter of Al-Hadi Kabar Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • 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
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC288

Incident date

February 4, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: طريق الشوك, Tripoli: Al Shok, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838223, 13.229855 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians were allegedly killed and four more allegedly injured because of LNA shelling on the Al Shok neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Al Wasat said: “The ambulance and emergency services announced the killing of Rida Mahmoud Attia (M), and the injury of five others, after they were targeted by a “random shell” in Tareeq Al-Shok area in front of the Royal Clinic.

According to a statement issued by the NTRA today, the ambulance and emergency team at the field hospital, “Martyr Salem Nafis” or Salah al-Din, affiliated to the Center for Field Medicine and Support, on Tuesday night, relieved five citizens who were seriously injured: Seraj Mahmoud Attia (M), Rawad Mahmoud Attia (M), Abd al-Rahim Abdullah (M), Abdel Mohsen Fawzi Hamida (M) and Salah Abu Bakr Al Mazroui (M).”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “The Ministry of Health apologizes for not publishing the photos of the elderly citizen who died shortly after the fall of indiscriminate shells fired by the militia of the war criminal Rebel Hifter, due to the ugliness of the scene where the man’s body arrived without his head! The four wounded were housed in the intensive care unit.”

Libya Alahrar TV reported one dead and four injured and said the incident was a double-tap strike: “Al-Hashemi explained that the body of the martyr Attia had arrived at the Tripoli Medical Hospital, severed from the head as a result of his injury, indicating in connection with Al Ahrar Libya that the field medical team was bombed while trying to rescue the injured near the diabetes (Al Sukkari) hospital in Salah al-Din.”

Libya Alahrar TV and Tk Yahroug Kl shy accused the LNA of conducting the shelling.

Al Wasat and other sources later reported that Abd al-Rahim Abdullah had died because of the injuries sustained in the attack.

Libya Observer said three civilians died in the attack, including children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rida Mahmoud Attia Adult male killed
  • Seraj Mahmoud Attia Adult male injured
  • Rawad Mahmoud Attia Adult male injured
  • Abd al-Rahim Abdullah Adult male also known as Abdul Rahim Al-Marafi killed
  • Abdel Mohsen Fawzi Hamida Adult male injured
  • Salah Abu Bakr Al Mazroui Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Victims being treated after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Victims being treated after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Victims being treated after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Victim being treated after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Victim being treated after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Victim being treated after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Victim being treated after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Hospital scene after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damage after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Victim being treated after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damage after shelling on Tripoli on February 4th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug 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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC287

Incident date

February 4, 2020

Location

السواني, Al-Swani, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two children were allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Al-Swani.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “A shell landed in the eastern Karima area on the home of the Al-Qaryo family, which resulted in the death of two children, Ibn Sa`id al-Qaryo and the daughter of Suleiman al-Qaryo.”

Other sources published similar reports. The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation accused the rival LNA of conducting the strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ibn Sa`id al-Qaryo Child male killed
  • Daughter of Suleiman al-Qaryo Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Al-Swani on February 4th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

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
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC286

Incident date

February 3, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: شارع الشيباني, Tripoli: Sheibani street, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.851111, 13.167778 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly injured by LNA shelling on the Abu Salim area of Tripoli.

Libya Alahrar TV said: “A Libyan correspondent from Al Ahrar in Tripoli reported that one person was injured due to the fall of indiscriminate rockets fired by Haftar militias in the Abu Salim area on Monday morning.

The reporter added that three rockets landed on Al-Shaibani Street in the center of Abu Salim, causing material damage in three houses and ten cars in the area.”

Other sources only reported shelling and posted pictures of the destruction caused by it.

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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Car destroyed by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Car destroyed by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Car damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on February 2nd, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC285

Incident date

February 1, 2020

Location

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

Geolocation

32.771657, 13.08665 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and another one injured by LNA shelling on the Al Keramia area south of Tripoli.

Afrigate News reported one death and one injury, according to the GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation.

The Libya Observer said: “A civilian was killed and others were injured in indiscriminate shelling by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Al-Kraimiya in south Tripoli, Volcano of Rage Operation’s media office said on Saturday afternoon, posting photos for the aftermath of the shelling that caused damage to houses and cars of the civilian residents.

One civilian, Mohammed Shiha, was transferred to Al-Sawani field hospital for first aid medical care before sending him to the hospital, the Field and Support Medical Center said.”

Libya Alahrar TV initially reported one dead and one injured but later updated to two injuries, quoting the Ministry of Health.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Shiha Adult male injured
  • Walid Shiha Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
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    A victim being treated after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
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    A victim being treated after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
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    A victim being treated after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Destruction after alleged LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Walid Shiha, allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Al Keramia on February 1st, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug 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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC284

Incident date

January 28, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مدرسة رجب النائب, Tripoli: Rajab Al Naab school, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.834170, 13.216611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Four children were allegedly killed by LNA artillery shelling on the Hadaba Al Badri neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Initially sources reported two dead and two injured, referring to a GNA Ministry of Health spokesperson.

The Libya Observer reported: “Three children have been killed and others injured in Al-Hadba Al-Badri neighborhood as Khalifa Haftar’s forces have fired indiscriminate shells on residential areas in southern Tripoli.

The Volcano of Rage Operation’s media office said Tuesday that one of the random shells fired by Haftar’s forces fell near Rajab Al-Naeb School in Al-Hadba Al-Badri area.

Meanwhile, the media consultant of the Health Ministry Ameen Al-Hashimi confirmed the number of killed children and said other children were wounded, adding that they were on their way to school and that they aged between 9 and 12 years old.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “In the context of the tasks assigned to the Center for Field Medicine and Support, a team from the center toured the field to find out the size of the injuries left by the fall of a projectile behind a school in Al-Hadaba Al-Badri region on Tuesday 28 January 2020, which resulted in the martyrdom of three children who were referred to the Mercy House at Tripoli Medical Hospital.

Anas Abdul Hakim Al-Ghazwi, 12 years

Ramadan Orabi, 10 years

Zakaria Jamal Mustafa, 9 years

The child Malik Abdel Hakim Al-Ghazewi entered operations at the Tripoli Medical Hospital.”

Al Wasat also reported that the third child had died.

Emadeddin Badi tweeted that the “last of the 4 child casualties of #Haftar’s LAAF shelling on Hadhba yday (initially 2 killed/2 severely injured) has also died this morning in intensive care due to the severity of his wounds.”

Other sources also later confirmed the death of the fourth child

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Anas Abdul Hakim Al-Ghazwi 12 years old male killed
  • Ramadan Orabi 10 years old male killed
  • Zakaria Jamal Mustafa 9 years old male killed
  • Malik Abdel Hakim Al-Ghazewi Child male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 children)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (29) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Video of the incident
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 28th, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
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    Ramadan Orabi, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 28th, 2020 (via Raif Zak)
  • Blood stain on the ground after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 22nd, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Hospital where victims were supposedly treated after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 22nd, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug 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
    4
  • (4 children)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (29) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC283

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

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

Geolocation

32.895041, 13.2785 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Mitiga airport in Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: ”In addition to our previous publication detailing the targeting of the wings station at Maitika airport with a Grad missile a short time ago and employees were injured by shrapnel, namely, Ibrahim al-Turki and Mustafa Merghem.”

Other sources only reported material damage resulting from the shelling.

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)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Video of the incident
  • Car damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Cars damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Room damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Furniture damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Parking lot damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Furniture damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Cars damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Cars damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Cars damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Car damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Car damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)

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)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC282

Incident date

January 25, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: عرادة, Tripoli: Arada, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.871846, 13.245006 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on the Arada neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported: “Today in the evening, 25-1-2020, the ambulance team of the Center for Field Medicine and Support assisted citizens Samir Musa and Ahmed Al-Ghazewi, who were lightly wounded after a shell landed in the Arada region, ‘Al Mayya Al Hilowa Mosque’”

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “Shelling with several Grad rockets a short while ago targeting the Arada road, wounding two civilians.”

Other sources only reported material damage but no civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Samir Musa Adult male injured
  • Ahmed Al-Ghazewi Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Alleged victim of LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Traffic jam after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Street after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)

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
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]