Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC316

Incident date

March 20, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: المدينة القديمة, Tripoli: Old Town, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.897051, 13.176511 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, including one child, were reportedly injured by LNA shelling on the Old Town of Tripoli.

The Libya Observer said: “A woman and a little girl were wounded and seven houses were damaged in three rocket attacks by warlord Haftar’s militia groups on the Old Town of Tripoli, an ancient walled city dating back to the Ottoman and Roman times.”

Libya Alahrar TV wrote: “Al-Ahrar correspondent in Tripoli confirmed that the old city was targeted by indiscriminate shells by the militia of Haftar, which resulted in severe damage to 3 houses, near Al Bab Al Jadeed and Darghouth Hammam.

For his part, the spokesman for the local council, the old city, Amer al-Ghazzawi, told Al-Ahrar that the shelling had caused a [female] child to be injured and taken to the hospital, noting that the indiscriminate shelling had caused panic among the residents in their homes.”

TK Yahroug Kl shy reported two injuries as well and seven damaged houses from rocket attacks.

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

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli's Old Town on March 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli's Old Town on March 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli's Old Town on March 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli's Old Town on March 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)

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 (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC315

Incident date

March 19, 2020

Location

عين زارة: أربع شوارع زويته, Ain Zara: Four Streets Zuwita, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.81663, 13.267043 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, three of them children, were killed and five more injured by alleged LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

UNSMIL tweeted: “Four young women and girls aged between 14-20 killed, and five others, including a 11-year-old child, were injured yesterday in a senseless indiscriminate shelling affecting a civilian neighborhood in Ain Zara, reportedly by LNA forces.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center named the victims and said: “Today, Wednesday, 3/18/2020, a notification was received at the Field Medicine and Support Center of the occurrence of indiscriminate shells in the Ain Zara area near the four streets of Zouita, after which ambulances were sent.” It add that the wounded were transferred to the Dar Al-Rahma at the Tripoli Medical Center.

Other sources quoted the Field Medicine and Support Center.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (6)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Two of the victims allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara on March 19th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    The four victims victims allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Ain Zara on March 19th, 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
    4
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC314

Incident date

March 18, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: باب بن غشير, Tripoli: Bab Ben Gashir, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.870935, 13.193550 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A woman and her daughter and niece were injured because of LNA shelling on the Bab Bin Gashir area of Tripoli.

The rival Burkan Al Ghadab operation said: “Citizen Nisreen Bin Hamed dies, and her daughter and niece are injured, as a result of a shell fired by the war criminal militia militia Haftar on their car in the Bab Bin Ghashir area.”

Libya Alhrar TV quoted the report.

The is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (2) [ 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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC313

Incident date

March 18, 2020

Location

عين زارة: قرية المزاوغة, Ain Zara: Al Mazawaga, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.828453, 13.254978 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly injured by indiscriminate shelling on Ain Zara.

The Ambulance Services Libya said: “A shell landed in Al-Mazawaga village, Ain Zara, at a house. Rescue teams went to the place and a case was rescued for treatment.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy reported mortar shelling and posted an carbon copy of the report from the Ambulance Services.

Local reports of fighting point at the GNA or the 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
    1
  • 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)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Building allegedly damaged by indiscrimante shelling on March 16th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building allegedly damaged by indiscrimante shelling on March 16th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Building allegedly damaged by indiscrimante shelling on March 16th, 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
    Contested 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 attackers
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC312

Incident date

March 13, 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

Three civilians were allegedly injured by LNA shelling on the Al Shok neigbourhood of Tripoli.

Ambulance Services Libya said: “We received a notification of the fall of three (3) shells in the Al Shok area near the Layalina wedding hall. Immediately, the rescue and emergency teams went to the place and 3 cases were ambulated and they were transferred to receive treatment.”

Burkan Al Ghadab and Libya Alahrar TV published similar reports.

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
    3
  • 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 (3) [ 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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC311

Incident date

March 12, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مدرسة خليفة الحجاجي, Tripoli: Khalifa Al-Hajjaji School, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.904545, 13.255105 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 artillery shelling on the Souq Al Jumaa neighbourhood of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “The follow-up team at the Center for Field Medicine and Support after shells landed on the Souq Al Jumaa area near the Shatt road, went to the dreaded place to find out the number of casualties left by the fall of indiscriminate shells on Thursday night.” It added the two victims were transferred to Al Fateh clinic.

218TV quoted the report from the Field Medicine and Support Center.

Other sources mostly reported material damage to cars and civilian homes.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation accused the LNA of conducting the attack with Grad rockets.

The incident occured during the night.

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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (25) [ collapse]

  • Video of the incident
  • Burning car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Burning car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Burning cars after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Libya Alahrar TV)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Scorched cars after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Scorched cars after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Destroyed car after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on March 12th, 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
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC310

Incident date

March 8, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مدرسة حليمة السعدية للتعليم الاساسي , Tripoli: Halima Saadia School, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.890939, 13.270271 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed and four other civilians injured by LNA shelling on the Souq Al Jumaa area of Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: “The outcome of the Grad shelling on the Friday market:

The death of two civilians and the injury of Muhammad al-Farajani, his brother, and his cousin, and a child from the al-Zayani family.” It added in a different post that the incident took place near Halima Al-Saadia School.

The Libya Observer wrote: “Two civilians have been killed and four others wounded in renewed Grad and Mortar rockets’ shelling by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Souq Al-Jumua and Arada in Tripoli.

The media office of Volcano of Rage Operation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) confirmed on Sunday the number of casualties, saying the deaths were a man and a woman.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy and Burkan Al Ghadab named the man killed in the attack as Mohsen Muhammad al-Shabu who is already among the list of victims in LC309.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Aftermath of LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Aftermath of alleged LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Ambulance arriving after alleged LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged car after alleged LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Aftermath of alleged LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Fingers allegedly lost because of LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 8th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

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
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC309

Incident date

March 8, 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 killed and five more injured because of LNA shelling on the Arada neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Al Wasat said: “The media advisor to the Ministry of Health in the GNA, Amin al-Hashemi, announced the death of two civilians and the injury of five others in a bombing of the LNA forces on the Arada area in Tripoli.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation and the Field Medicine Support Centre reported two deaths and five injuries as well.

Burkan Al Ghadab said Grad rockets were used in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
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    Blood stain on the ground after alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
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    Blood stain on the ground after alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
  • Damaged building after alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via FSMC)
  • Area hit by alleged LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Mohsen Muhammad al-Shabu, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Arada on March 8th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

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 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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]