Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
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Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
Declassified Documents
Infrastructure

Incident Code

LC417

Incident date

June 8, 2020

Location

غرب سرت, Western Sirte, Surt, Libya

Geolocation

31.190547, 16.571441 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Five people, including paramedics, were killed in alleged LNA airstrikes with a Russian warplane on western Sirte on June 8th, 2020. Reportedly, GNA vehicles were targeted, including an ambulance.

Libya Observer reported that, according to a source within the GNA that “a MiG 29 warplane, which Russia gave to Haftar recently, had raided Libyan Army positions in western Sirte, targeting several vehicles, including one ambulance, and killed five people – paramedics included.” According to Libya Observer, all victims were GNA fighters. Airwars counts medical personnel as civilian casualties.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Western Sirte (غرب سرت), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.190547, 16.571441. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 healthcare_personnel)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army
  • Suspected target
    GNA
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2–3

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 healthcare_personnel)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army
  • Suspected target
    GNA
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2–3

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC414

Incident date

June 6, 2020

Location

جنوب سرت, South of Sirte, Surt, Libya

Geolocation

30.798872, 16.534044 Note: The accuracy of this location is to District level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Ten civilians, including two children, were allegedly killed by GNA or Turkish drone strike 50km south of Sirte.

Libyan Crimes Watch reported: “Today, Saturday, June 6, at 2am GNA forces bombed civilian cars 50 km south of Sirte, which were receiving displaced families from Tarhuna, and the shelling killed ten (10) civilians, including two children, and wounded one person.”

According to Al Marsad, a Turkish drone bombed “Mesbah Faraj Al Suwaidi Al Qaddafi, the owner of the Bohadi restaurant, and a family, including women and children, who may be among the displaced from Tarhouna but they could not be identified.”

The rival LNA posted on Facebook: “Flying Turkish aircraft kills families, children, women and the elderly near Sirte.”

Libya Review tweeted: “Two families have been killed in a Turkish UAV drone airstrike on two cars, 50kms south of Sirte. “

The incident occured at 02:00:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Mesbah Faraj Al Suwaidi Al Qaddafi https://almarsad.co/en/2020/06/09/turkeys-third-massacre-of-civilians-in-less-than-a-week/
Adult male owner of restaurant Bohadi killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck 60km south of Sirte (سرت), for which the generic coordinates are: 30.431401, 16.544536. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Picture of scorched cars near Sirte after GNA/Turkish drone strike on June 6th, 2020 (via Libyan Crimes Watch)

Government of National Accord Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord
  • Government of National Accord position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC413

Incident date

June 3, 2020

Location

طريق المنارة, Al Manara Road, Tarabulus, Libya

Geolocation

32.664739, 13.208983 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between 12 and 20 civilians were allegedly killed by a GNA or Turkish airstrike on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Al Marsad said: “A Turkish aircraft committed a massacre late yesterday, Wednesday, against the family of Al-Lafi, including women and children, in the Qasr Bin Gashir area, south of Tripoli, specifically in the Al-Manara area.

Muhammad al-Lafi, one of the survivors of the Turkish bombing, revealed in a video clip that a Turkish plane directly targeted gathering the family with 4 raids, indicating that the bombing killed 12 people of the family in a horrific manner.”

In the video, the victim further accuses the GNA and says that his “brother’s head was cut. We are in Tarhouna hospital now. The number of airstrikes is four.”

Other sources also quoted the video clip cited in the article.

LibyanCom said 20 people were killed in the attack.

Libya Review said it was a Turkish drone strike.

The incident occured between 9:50 pm and 10:10 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (12)

Age unknown male killed
Age unknown male killed
Age unknown male killed
Age unknown male killed
Age unknown male killed
Age unknown male killed
Age unknown female killed
Age unknown female killed
Age unknown female killed
Age unknown female killed
Age unknown female killed

Geolocation notes (5) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity of Al Manara Road (طريق المنارة), within the town of Qaser Bin Ghashir (قصر بن غشير). One source, Tk Yahrouq Kl shy, posted visual material indicating the exact location of this strike. Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we are able to confirm this location.The exact coordinates for this strike are: 32.664739, 13.208983.

  • Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity of Al Manara Road (طريق المنارة), within the town of Qaser Bin Ghashir (قصر بن غشير). One source, Tk Yahrouq Kl shy, posted visual material indicating the exact location of this strike. Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we are able to confirm this location.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Satellite image comparison against source material which confirms the location

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged panoramic stitch of footage from the incident.

    Imagery:
    Tk Yahrouq Kl shy

  • Satellite imagery showing the distribution of buildings tagged in the visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged screenshot of footage from the incident.

    Imagery:
    Tk Yahrouq Kl shy

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 20
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Interview with a relative of the victims
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via LibyanCom)
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via Libyan Review)
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via Libyan Review)
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via Libyan Review)
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    Victm of alleged GNA/Turkish strike on Qasr BIn Gashir on June 3rd, 2020 (via Libyan Review)

Government of National Accord Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord
  • Government of National Accord position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 20
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC412

Incident date

June 2, 2020

Location

بادرتن, Baderten, Al Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.158102, 13.063774 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Five men were killed in alleged LNA/UAE drone strikes on the city of Gheryan, Jabal Al Gharbi, on June 2nd, 2020, according to local sources.

Simfaro reported that aircraft was hovering over the city for several hours, conducting ten strikes in separate areas. @EbrahimGasuda initially reported the names of three victims as the result of UAE drone strikes, targeting the Meteorological and Seismological Center in Baderten neighbourhood.

The source later updated this to five victims. Reportedly, civilian males Abdul Basit Ali Al BasheerAbdul Karim Al SharqawiAshour Ahmed BelhadjRami Muhammad Abu Shaqour and Mahmoud Abdul Hamid Al Tajouri were killed in the strikes.

Amina Burgrara reported that ten strikes led to “three martyrs when the Meteorological and Seismological Center was bombed and two when the forces located near the Jendouba Bridge were bombed.”

Sidi Mousa Street reported that Rami Muhammad Abu Shaqour was one of the victims of the airstrikes on Jendouba bridge.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Baderten (بادرتن), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.158102, 13.063774. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (5 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army, United Arab Emirates Military
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • One of the victims of alleged LNA/UAE drone strikes on Gharyan on June 2nd, 2020 (via Amina Burgrara on Facebook).
  • One of the victims of alleged LNA/UAE drone strikes on Gharyan on June 2nd, 2020 (via Amina Burgrara on Facebook).
  • One of the victims of alleged LNA/UAE drone strikes on Gharyan on June 2nd, 2020 (via Khamis Al Kawasem on Facebook).

Libyan National Army Assessment:

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

United Arab Emirates Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (5 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army, United Arab Emirates Military
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC411

Incident date

June 1, 2020

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir, Tarabulus, Libya

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians was killed and injured in alleged GNA and Turkish shelling on residential areas of Qasr Bin Ghashir on June 1st, 2020, according to local sources. At least one child was among the victims.

According to Khamis Al Sheikhi, “the Capital randomly targeted residential neighbourhoods in the centre of Qasr Bin Gashir municipality, from Turkish militias, which resulted in civilian deaths and injuries.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy reported on Facebook that “the child, Lujain Muhammad Buresh, died after a shell landed on their house in Qasr Bin Gashir area.”

Tarhouna24 wrote that “neither humans, stones nor animals were left in place”, posting photos of an injured cow and damaged property.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Qasr Bin Gashir (قصر بن غشير), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.688716, 13.173889. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damage in the inside of a house after alleged GNA/Turkey artillery strikes on the city of Qaser Bin Ghashir on June 1st, 2020 (via Tarhouna24).
  • Damage after alleged GNA/Turkey artillery strikes on the city of Qaser Bin Ghashir on June 1st, 2020 (via Tarhouna24).
  • Injured cow after alleged GNA/Turkey artillery strikes on the city of Qaser Bin Ghashir on June 1st, 2020 (via Tarhouna24).
  • Damage after alleged GNA/Turkey artillery strikes on the city of Qaser Bin Ghashir on June 1st, 2020 (via Tarhouna24).
  • Damage after alleged GNA/Turkey artillery strikes on the city of Qaser Bin Ghashir on June 1st, 2020 (via Tarhouna24).
  • Rubble after alleged GNA/Turkey artillery strikes on the city of Qaser Bin Ghashir on June 1st, 2020 (via Tarhouna24).

Government of National Accord Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord
  • Government of National Accord position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC410

Incident date

May 31, 2020

Location

حي الاندلس, Hay Al Andalus, Tarabulus, Libya

Geolocation

32.874009, 13.135207 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians were allegedly killed and up to twelve injured by indiscrimiante shelling on the Souq Al Talata area of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said three were killed and 11 injured.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation posted that five were killed and eight injured, one of which a child whose leg had to be amputated.

Reuters reported: “Sunday’s shelling hit an expanse of grass that residents often use to relax on the edge of the Hay al-Andalus neighbourhood, west of central Tripoli.

Ameen al-Hashimi, a press officer for the Tripoli government’s health ministry, told Reuters five people, two of them unidentified, had been killed, and 12 wounded.

Osama Ali, a spokesman for local ambulance services, said four of the casualties had been killed at the grassy area and one other at a second, nearby location.”

Al Wasat said: “A spokesman for the ambulance and emergency services, Osama Ali, said that 5 citizens were killed by shells falling on Souq Al Talata and Al Gharbi Street in Tripoli.

Ali added, in a press statement, that four citizens were killed in Souq Al Talata, one man was seriously injured, a woman had minor injuries and is receiving first aid at her relatives home.”

The Libya Observer initially reported seven killed but later corrected to number to five.

Libya Alahrar TV and the Libya Observer accused the GNA of conducting the shelling. Tarhuna 24 blamed the GNA.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Abdel Fattah Akk
24 years old male killed
Zahia Faraj
65 years old female killed
Abdul Hakim Al-Matani
23 years old male killed
Muhammad Abu Guarara Nasr
30 years old male injured
Khalifa Muhammad Masoud
60 years old male injured
Mohsen Daw Mohamed
29 years old male injured
Ezzeldin Mohammed Al-Jilani
51 years old male injured
Abdul Latif Al-Jursi
31 years old male injured
Miral Mustafa
7 years old female injured
Tariq Mustafa Homs
16 years old male injured
Mona Ismail Saleh
35 years old female injured
Haji Mustafa Omar
26 years old male injured
Al-Mandhar Hisham Al-Mabrouk
39 years old male injured
Osama Kaddour
25 years old male injured

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Hay Al Andalus (حي الاندلس), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.874009, 13.135207. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Hay Al Andalus (حي الاندلس).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–12
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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, Libyan National Army
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (25) [ collapse]

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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim allegedly killed by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim allegedly killed by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim allegedly injured by shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Smoke rising after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Smoke rising after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Smoke rising after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Smoke rising after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Libya Observer)
  • Cars and buildings damaged after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
  • Cars and buildings damaged after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Al Wasat)
  • Smoke rising after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug Kl shy)
  • Child who allegedly lost his leg after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Child who allegedly lost his leg after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Child who allegedly lost his leg after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
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    Child who allegedly lost his leg after shelling on Tripoli on May 31st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)

Government of National Accord Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord
  • Government of National Accord position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Libyan National Army Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–12
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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, Libyan National Army
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC409

Incident date

May 30, 2020

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir, Tarabulus, Libya

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly injured by indiscriminate artillery shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Tarhuna 24 said: “Citizen Hamza Al-Barghouth was wounded by shrapnel as a result of a missile landing in Qasr Bin Gashir area, which has been under heavy bombardment for more than a week.”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy only reported heavy artillery shelling in the area but did not mention civilian harm.

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:

Adult male injured

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Qasr Bin Gashir (قصر بن غشير), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.688716, 13.173889. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Libyan National Army

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Hamza Al-Barghouth, allegedly injured by shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on May 30th, 2020 (via Tarhuna 24)

Government of National Accord Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Government of National Accord
  • Government of National Accord position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Libyan National Army Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Government of National Accord, Libyan National Army

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC407

Incident date

May 28, 2020

Location

عين زارة, Ain Zara, Tarabulus, Libya

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

Five civilians were reported injured by LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy posted: “A report from the ambulance and rescue teams in the emergency apparatus reported that shells had fallen on houses in the Ain Zara area, and there are wounded civilians who are now being treated.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center listed five injured civilians and said that “the cases were transferred to Tripoli Central Hospital and Abu Salim Hospital for treatment.”

February BN accused the LNA of conducting the shelling.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

33 years old male injured
27 years old female injured
14 years old male injured
Age unknown male injured
Age unknown male injured

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Ain Zara (عين زارة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.816556, 13.267525. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Victim being treated after bein injured by shelling in Ain Zara on May 28th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim being treated after bein injured by shelling in Ain Zara on May 28th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim being treated after bein injured by shelling in Ain Zara on May 28th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim being treated after bein injured by shelling in Ain Zara on May 28th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim being treated after bein injured by shelling in Ain Zara on May 28th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim being treated after bein injured by shelling in Ain Zara on May 28th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim being treated after bein injured by shelling in Ain Zara on May 28th, 2020 (via FMSC)

Libyan National Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army
  • Libyan National Army 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
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]