Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
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Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC157

Incident date

July 1, 2019

Location

طرابلس: الهضبة, Tripoli: Al Hadba, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.842961, 13.190935 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reportedly killed in an LNA airstrike on the Al Hadba neighbourhood of Tripoli.

February TV said: “Haftar planes targeted the homes of civilians in Al Hadba, which led to the death of a child and her father and injured two members of her family today in Tripoli.”

Libya Alahrar TV claimed four civilians were injured: “The killing of a child and her father and four others wounded, including children, as a result of the bombing of the Haftar forces on Al Hadba.”

Tarhuna 24 reported the incident was caused by a Grad rocket and a man and his nephew were killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Salah Mohammed Al Abilak Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Pictures of the alleged victims
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Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC156

Incident date

June 26, 2019

Location

تاجوراء‎: وادي الربيع, Tajoura: Wadi al Rabie, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.743819, 13.357047 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were allegedly killed by indiscriminate shelling on the Wadi al Rabie neighbourhood of Tajoura.

LCNA reported: “A random shell landed Tuesday night on the house of Mohammed Salim al-Mazouji in the Wadi Al Rabie area, killing two of his sons, in addition to his granddaughter while they were inside the house.”

Other sources published similar reports.

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC155

Incident date

June 20, 2019

Location

بمحور مطار طرابلس, Tripoli airport , Tripoli , Libya

Airwars assessment

A single source reported that that a photographer was injured in “violent clashes” near Tripoli airport on June 20th.

According to this source, the Libya Observer, “a photographer who works for the agency # France_press Hamza Turkiya was lightly injured while covering the violent clashes taking place today at the hub of Tripoli airport between the Libyan army forces and the war criminal militias Haftar.”

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC154

Incident date

June 18, 2019

Location

غريان, Gheryan, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.169687, 13.019377 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

A single source reported that one civilian was killed in a “criminal attack” on an aid convoy in Gheryan, Jabal al Gharbi, on June 18th.

According to the source, 218 TV, “a relief convoy carrying food and medicines from the interim government to the western region has been under criminal attack south of the city of Gheryan, killing one truck driver and damaging many items of aid, a spokesman for the interim government said.”

“Oreibi said that the convoy was attacked near the uninhabited Jendouba area. He said that the convoy carried fuel, oil, cooking gas and generators, as well as foodstuffs and medical supplies, including medical oxygen cylinders.”

The attack was attributed to the GNA.

No other information is known at this time.

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.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC153

Incident date

June 18, 2019

Location

تاجوراء‎, Tajoura, Tripoli , Libya

Geolocation

32.827820, 13.389361 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

A single source reported that three civilians had been injured in an attack on Mellitah Oil and Gas Company, Tajoura, Tripoli, on June 18th.

While two other sources reported the incident, no civilian harm was claimed in these sources.

Libya Alahrar News alleged that “the National Oil Corporation confirmed the injury of three workers in the company Mellitah oil and gas, as a result of air bombardment on Tuesday in Tajoura. “The bombing is a tragic loss,” said Mustafa Sannalla, chairman of the foundation, adding that the ongoing threats have been affecting the lives of workers in the sector, and undermining efforts to ensure the continuation of production.”

Meanwhile, 218 TV reported that “the tank of Mellitah oil and gas company in Tajoura is bombed, causing it to burn”.

The attack has been attributed to the LNA.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Image caption translation: "Warlord Haftar’s warplane bombs oil facility and tannery in Tajoura, east Tripoli" (via Libya Observer)
  • Image caption translation: "The National Oil Corporation confirmed the injury of three workers in the company Mellitah oil and gas as a result of air bombardment Tuesday on National Oil Corporation in Tajoura." (via Libya Alahrar News)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC152

Incident date

June 16, 2019

Location

تاجوراء‎, Tajoura: Tajoura Heart Hospital, Tripoli , Libya

Geolocation

32.877222, 13.396111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

A single source reported that three civilians were injured in an LNA airstrike on Tajoura, Tripoli, on June 16th.

According to this source, “the aerial bombardment of the residential neighbourhoods near the heart hospital caused serious damage to houses, as well as the hospital. Two women, including a pregnant woman, were injured, alongside a child.”

This source reports that those injured had been hospitalised as a result of the airstrike by LNA.

It is unclear whether the source refers to the same event that took place on June 15th.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: "The aerial bombardment of the residential neighborhoods near the heart hospital caused serious damage to the houses and the hospital." (via Volcano FB)
  • The hospitalisation of those wounded in the attack on June 16th (via Volcano FB)
  • The hospitalisation of those wounded in the attack on June 16th (via Volcano FB)
  • Caption translation: "The aerial bombardment of the residential neighborhoods near the heart hospital caused serious damage to the houses and the hospital." (via Volcano FB)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC151

Incident date

June 15, 2019

Location

تاجوراء‎, Tajoura: Tajoura Heart Hospital, Tripoli , Libya

Geolocation

32.877222, 13.396111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Nine civilians were reported killed by LNA airstrikes on Tajoura, Tripoli, on June 15th.

Numerous sources initially cite the injuring of nine civilians in the airstrike, yet later sources, Business Standard and Xinhua, allege the death of nine civilians in the attack. Meanwhile, Athabat news state that nine civilians were wounded, and one killed in the airstrike.

Xinhua stated that of those killed, one was a child and two were women.

According to this source, “the air force of Libya’s eastern-based army on Saturday targeted a military store of the rival UN-backed government in the eastern part of the capital Tripoli, killing nine people and damaging a nearby hospital.”

Athabat News quoted Amin al-Hashimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in the National Reconciliation Government, stating that “the victims fell as a result of shrapnel scattered to a long distance,” also claiming that the camp that was targeted “was close to densely populated neighborhoods.”

Other sources reported the damaging of a hospital in the attack, with Libya Akhbar claiming that “the Tajoura heart hospital was severely damaged and that its windows were damaged by the bombing of the municipality.”

Business Standard stated that “fighting broke out between the LNA and GNA after Haftar’s forces launched an offensive in April to retake Tripoli. More than 90,000 people have been displaced ever since the fighting broke out, while over 650 people have lost their lives.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1–9
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The airstrike on Trajoura, Tripoli, on June 15th (via Hona Sog Al-Khmies Emsihel)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The head of the Crisis and Emergency Committee at the Ministry of Health of the Government of Al-Wefaq, Fawzi Onis, condemned the shelling of the municipality of Tajoura, which resulted in the injury of 9 wounded civilians in the area. Onis stressed that exposing civilians and hospitals to danger is a moral crime that violates all local and international laws and customs. He added that the Tajoura heart hospital was severely damaged and that its windows were damaged by the bombing of the municipality." (via Libyaakhbar News)
  • Caption translation: "9 civilians injured by the bombing of a military aircraft on the sites close to the Tatura heart hospital, according to the Ministry of Health Al-Wefaq, and also damaged the homes of civilians." (via Fada’eh lybia)

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1–9
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC150

Incident date

June 12, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎, Tripoli: Salaheddin, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.846389, 13.161667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In the evening of June 12th, an airstrike struck the Customs Authority building in Salaheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli. A source told the The Libya Observer that the airstrike was carried out by “an aircraft belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar”. According to the source, the explosion caused damage to nearby houses and injured several civilians, among whom were a man, a woman and her two children. One child was reported to be in critical condition.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Video showing damage caused by an airstrike that struck nearby on June 12th (via the Libya Observer). Audio Translation: "As a result of the shelling that took place outside, the force of the explosion harmed the family inside this house, resulting in material damage and injury, wounding the mother and her two children "An old man was also seriously injured by the indiscriminate bombardment of another house in the neighborhood” a fighter from the volcano of Rage operations said. "

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]