Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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

Incident Code

LC397

Incident date

May 15, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: الفرناج, Tripoli: Al Fornaj, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.850793, 13.239605 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 indiscrimiante shelling on the Fornaj neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies reported: “Injury of 2 displaced people, one of whom was seriously injured, and he is now under operations.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said that several shells landed in the area, including on the Savings and Real Estate Investment Bank building. It did not mention civilian harm.

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

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 attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Road damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Road damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Shrapnel from indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Road damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Shrapnel from indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Car damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building damaged by indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Impact of indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli on May 15th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)

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
    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 attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC389

Incident date

May 11, 2020

Location

بوقرين, Abugrein, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

31.445278, 15.25443 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians died in alleged airstrikes by a UAE aircraft on two civilian cars near Abugrein on May 11th, 2020, according to Libya Al Ahrar.

Libya Al Ahrar reported that, according to the Brigadier General of Sirte Al Jafra Operations Abdul Hadi Dara, “civilians were martyred as a result of the targeting by Emirati aircraft of two civilian cars in Abugrein.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy wrote on Facebook that “a drone bombed Al Heisha Al Jadida (Abugrein)”, but did not report the belligerent or civilian harm.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • United Arab Emirates Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC387

Incident date

May 9, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎, Tripoli: Salaheddin, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One woman was alegedly killed and three civilians were injured by artillery shelling on the Salaheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center listed the victim and said: “The ambulance team at the Salaheddin field hospital of the Field Medicine and Support Center assisted the family of Muammar Abdel Salam Shaaban at dawn today, Sunday 10/5/2020, from the Salahuddin area, after random shells landed on their house.”

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from 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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC383

Incident date

May 8, 2020

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Four civilians from the same family were allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

Ain Zara speaking said: “I am God, and to him, we shall review the death of Muhammad Abd Al-Salam Al-Tuwati, Abdel-Moneim Al-Tuwati, and Laila Al-Tuwati and Ashraf Al-Tuwati in Ain Zara due to the fall of a Grad missile from the Haftar gang on their house.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    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

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    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]

Incident Code

LC370

Incident date

April 25, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: شارع دمشق, Tripoli: Damascus, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.853252, 13.195059 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Five civilians were allegedly injured my LNA shelling on the Damascus neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “The Green Hill (Al Hadaba Al Khadra’) Hospital today, Saturday, 4/25/2020, received five wounded people as a result of being hit by indiscriminate shells in the Damascus neighborhood.”

Libya Alahrar TV reported LNA shelling in the area without mentioning civilian harm.

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
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 25th, 2020 (via FMSC)

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
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC369

Incident date

April 24, 2020

Location

حوازة ليم, Orange farm, Libya

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and another one injured by shelling on an orange farm.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “A shell landed on an orange farm and news of the death of one of the workers and the injury of another worker. There is no ambulance at this moment.”

There is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC367

Incident date

April 24, 2020

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were allegedly injured by indiscriminate shelling on Ain Zara.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “The field department of the University Hospital Tripoli, a field hospital affiliated to the Center for Field Medicine and Support, received, today, Saturday 25/4/2020, four cases of expatriate workers from the state of Niger as a result of being subjected to shelling in Ain Zara.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy and Hona Souq Al-Khmies only reported shelling without mentioning civilian harm.

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of shelling on Ain Zara on April 24th, 2020 (via FMSC)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]