All Belligerents in Libya

An injured boy stands in ruins following fighting. (via Saraya Media Center, linked to the militant Shura Council Benghazi)

Belligerent
Country
Libya
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end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC234

Incident date

November 4, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: صلاح الدين, 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 child was allegedly injured by indiscriminate shelling the Salaheddin area of Tripoli.

Al Wasat reported: “Witnesses told ‘Central Gate’, that indiscriminate shells hit in the Salaheddin area in the capital Tripoli, one fell on a house, and another was near a primary school, wounding a child and residents of the house.

One of the shells hit the house of the Juhayder family, wounding a child. The residents of the house, the cousins ​​of the same family, were injured by shrapnel.”

The Libya Observer accused the LNA of conducting the strike.

Libya Alahrar posted a video of the alleged victim.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (4) [ 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC233

Incident date

October 31, 2019

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir: Altwaisha, 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

Up to five civilians were reportedly killed by LNA shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Libya Alahrar TV and Am Malik reported three civilians deaths.

Akhbar Libya reported: “Five members of one family were killed in a bombing in Qasr Bin Gashir.

Bombing on the road killed five people from the same family, the municipal council said on Thursday.

The Council condemned the bombing of the family of Abdul Hakim al-Lafi on Wednesday, which killed the mother and her four children, ‘Aya, Qais, Yassin and Taha.'”

Almanara reported: “Spokesman for the Ambulance and Emergency Service Osama Ali confirms to Al-Raed, the death toll in Altwaisha has risen to 5 civilians: a woman, a child and 3 men.”

Most sources accused the LNA of conducting the shelling.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Aya Child female killed
  • Qais Child male killed
  • Yassin Child male killed
  • Taha Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–4 children1 woman0–3 men)
  • 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 (6) [ 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
    3 – 5
  • (1–4 children1 woman0–3 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC232

Incident date

October 31, 2019

Location

طرابلس, Tripoli: Ministry of Interior, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.843167, 13.1515 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Up to ten civilians were allegedly injured by an LNA airstrike near the Ministry of Interior in Tripoli.

Al Wasat said: “A mother and her husband and four of their children were injured as a result of an aerial bombardment that hit their house on the airport road in the capital Tripoli.”

The Libya Observer reported: “The spokesman for the Ambulance Apparatus Osama Ali said ten civilians including women and children were injured in the airstrike that hit the Interior Ministry’s headquarters, adding that they were sent to Abu Salim Accidents Hospital for medical treatment.”

According to Libya Alahrar TV, ten civilians, including four children and one woman were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Bashir Khairy Khaled Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC231

Incident date

October 30, 2019

Location

خلة بن عون, Khela Ben Oun: Hamza camp, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.787222, 13.174722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians were reportedly injured by indiscriminate shelling on Khela Ben Oun.

Al Mashhad wrote: “Witnesses said that Al Matabat street near the camp Hamza witnessed the fall of a random shell, injuring a Sudanese worker and damaging a number of civilian cars.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy initially reported two injured but later updated the number to three in a different post.

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the incident

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC230

Incident date

October 29, 2019

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir: Altwaisha, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.639449, 13.111109 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A family was allegedly injured by indiscriminate artillery shelling on Altwaisha in Qasr Bin Gashir.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies reported: “Family injured in Altwaisha as a result of the fall of missiles on the house.”

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

There is currently no other information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of one of the alleged victims

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC229

Incident date

October 28, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: جامع محمد الدرة , Tripoli: Mohammed Al-Durra Mosque, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.854117, 13.233829 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly injured by GNA artillery shelling on the Fornaj neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy: “The fall of a mortar shell on a mosque (Al-Durra mosque specifically) in Fornaj opposite Tripoli Medical Center and the injury of a mosque worker, we ask God for safety.”

Afrigate reported the shelling of the mosque without mentioning civilian harm. It further said the LNA media centre was accusing the GNA of being the culprit.

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 belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the aftermath and the alleged victim

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 belligerent
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC228

Incident date

October 26, 2019

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

Three civilians were allegedly injured by an LNA artillery strike on Ain Zara.

Libya Alahrar TV said: “Ain Zara: Commander Yusuf al-Amin confirms that a woman and her two children were injured in artillery shelling of Hafter militants in the area.”

It added: “Al-Wefaq Health Spokesman Fawzi Onis confirms that the family were injured in the shelling of their house in Ain Zara.”

In another post it said they were lightly injured and in good condition.

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]

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

LC227

Incident date

October 24, 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. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A nurse was reportedly injured in an LNA airstrike on a field hospital in Wadi al Rabie.

Al Wasat reported: “The media office of Operation Volcano of Wrath announced that a nurse was injured in an aerial bombardment that targeted the field hospital in Wadi al Rabie axis south of the capital Tripoli.

The office said that the nurse was taken to a hospital in the capital for treatment, noting that the bombing caused extensive damage to the hospital, and the destruction of a number of ambulances.”

Other sources published similar accounts.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Pictures of the aftermath
  • More pictures from the alleged site of the incident
  • More pictures from the incident
  • Pictures of the munitions allegedly used in the incident
  • More pictures of the incident

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
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]