Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
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end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC143

Incident date

May 16, 2019

Location

بو غيلان, Bu Gheilan, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.256538, 13.039711 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A family was reportedly injured in a GNA airstrike on Bu Gheilan.

Tripoli Now said: “A family was injured in Bu Gheilan, Gheryan area, as a result of aerial bombardment by a Misurata aircraft.”

The is currently no further information available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC175

Incident date

July 31, 2019

Location

بو غيلان, Bu Gheilan, Jabal al Gharbi, Libya

Geolocation

32.256356, 13.040226 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly injured in an LNA airstrike on Bu Gheilan near Gheryan.

The Libya Observer said: “A medical source at the Gheryan Central Teaching Hospital reported that a wounded man arrived at the hospital after warplane of Khalifa Haftar bombed the city on Tuesday.”

Ean Libya tweeted: “One civilian injured and a number of civilian vehicles were damaged following an airstrike by the Haftar forces Tuesday night on the town of Gheryan.”

Libya Alahrar TV reported: “One person was injured after Haftar’s air force launched four air strikes on Bu Gheilan area in Gheryan city on Tuesday, including two raids on two houses in the area and a third raid near Bu Gheilan police station.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Cars allegedly damaged in the strike (via Libya Alahrar TV)
  • Video of the aftermath
  • More cars destroyed following the strike

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC203

Incident date

September 23, 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

Two civilians were injured because of an air or artillery strike in Wadi al Rabie in Tajoura.

The Ambulance Services Libya reported: “Miloud Rashed and Sifaoy Al Mzughi of the Tajoura rescue team were injured due to aerial bombardment in Al Habayebiyah area in Wadi al Rabie.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy only reported indiscriminate shelling but no civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Miloud Rashed Adult male injured
  • Sifaoy Al Mzughi Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or 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
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or 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
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ 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

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Child reportedly injured by shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on October 29th, 2019 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Another child reportedly injured by shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir on October 29th, 2019 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

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

Incident Code

LC261

Incident date

December 26, 2019

Location

الزاوية, Zawiya, Libya

Geolocation

32.763465, 12.737640 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were killed and eight injured after LNA and/or UAE aircraft hit a pharmacy, a car and other civilian targets in Zawiya.

The target of the LNA strikes was initially assumed to be the headquarters of the GNA’s Al Farouq battalion. However reports soon made clear that multiple nearby civilian objects had in fact been struck.

Al Wasat News for example reported that along with the nearby military base, “warplanes of the LNA targeted a pharmacy and shops, noting that initial reports indicate casualties and injuries, including women and children.” It later added that “Eyewitnesses said that the shelling was about 200 meters from the headquarters of the Farouq Company, which is located in the farm of the former Arab Mahdi Brigade, next to the Oil and Gas College and Al Zawiya Hospital.” Al Wasat also published several images of destruction at the scene, including a burning car.

The Libya Observer reported the following: “Al-Zawiya Educational Hospital said Thursday that it had received two bodies of civilians killed in airstrikes by Khalifa Haftar’s warplanes on Al-Zawiya, adding that eight injured persons had also arrived at the hospital and that five of them were admitted to the intensive care unit. Three airstrikes by Haftar’s warplanes targeted shops and a pharmacy as well as a bakery and the port of Al-Zawiya Oil Refinery, the media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said.”

Libya Al Ahrar cited the local mayor fort its casualty figures, noting three killed and also: “Mayor of Al-Zawiyah Municipality Jamal Bahr told Al-Ahrar: 10 civilian injuries, ranging from medium to critical, as a result of the bombardment of Haftar’s aircraft in locations in the city”

According to the Souq Al Khamis site, one of the injured victims was a pregnant woman: “Khadija appeared in the video while trying to rescue her husband, Anis Shaqlabo, may God have mercy on him, after targeting by the war supporter, the criminal, Haftar, of their car in the city of Zawiya. Khadija at that moment was afflicted with shrapnel that penetrated her guts, but she was trying to save her husband for the sake of their children. Khadija underwent surgery on her stomach and now she is in intensive care, we pray to God to expedite her recovery and keep her children safe.”

Libya Al Ahrar TV also reported that among those injured are Egyptians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Khadija Adult female pregnant Wife of Anis injured
  • Anis Shaqlabo Adult male Husband of Khadija killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (22) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 which left at least 3 civilians dead (via Al Wasat News)
  • Aftermath of likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 which left at least 3 civilians dead (via Al Wasat News)
  • Aftermath of likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 which left at least 3 civilians dead (via Al Wasat News)
  • Aftermath of likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 which left at least 3 civilians dead (via Al Wasat News)
  • Destruction at Al Zawiya following a lethal alleged LNA strike on December 26th 2019 (via al Wasat)
  • Destruction at Al Zawiya following a lethal alleged LNA strike on December 26th 2019 (via al Wasat)
  • A burnt out vehicle after a reported LNA airstrike on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • A burning vehicle after a reported LNA airstrike on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • A pharmacy damaged in a likely LNA airstrike on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • Aftermath of a lethal likely LNA strike on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 (via al Ahrar News)
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    An injured civilian is stretchered from the scene following a likely LNA strike on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 (via Burkan al Ghadab)
  • Medics attend to the injured following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Medics attend to the injured following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Medics attend to the injured following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya on December 26th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Injured civilians following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya, December 26th 2019 (via Libya Al Ahrar)
  • Injured civilians following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya, December 26th 2019 (via Libya Al Ahrar)
  • Injured civilians following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya, December 26th 2019 (via Libya Al Ahrar)
  • Injured civilians following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya, December 26th 2019 (via Libya Al Ahrar)
  • Injured civilians following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya, December 26th 2019 (via Libya Al Ahrar)
  • Injured civilians following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya, December 26th 2019 (via Libya Al Ahrar)
  • Injured civilians following likely LNA strikes on Al Zawiya, December 26th 2019 (via Libya Al Ahrar)
  • Video of the aftermath

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC289

Incident date

February 5, 2020

Location

قصر بن غشير, Qasr Bin Gashir, 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

Three civilians were reportedly killed by artillery shelling on Qasr Bin Gashir.

Tarhuna 24 said: “Indiscriminate shelling of Qasr Bin Gashir area resulted in the death of two members of the Al-Futouri family and the daughter of Al-Hadi Kabar.”

There is currently no other information available.

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
    3
  • 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 Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

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
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • 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 Armed Forces (GNA), Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC321

Incident date

March 23, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: سوق الجمعة , Tripoli: Souq Al Jumaa, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.881854, 13.256303 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and another one allegedly injured by LNA shelling on the Souq Al Jumaa area of Tripoli.

Field Medicine and Support Center: “The follow-up team at the Center for Field Medicine and Support after shells landed on Souq Al Joumaa area went to the dreaded place to find out the number of casualties left by the fall of indiscriminate shells this morning on 23/3/2020 and caused the injury of two expatriate workers sitting on the side of the road Waiting for their livelihood, one was killed instantly.

They were subsequently transferred to the Al-Abraaj sanatorium, due to its proximity to the target area under the supervision of the Field Medicine and Support Center.”

Libya Alahrar TV said that two expat workers were killed and one Libyan injured.

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation accuses the LNA of being the culprit.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies and Tk Yahroug Kl shy reported shelling in various parts of Souq Al Jumaa.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Yusef Salim 18 years old male Nigerien killed
  • Ibrahim Mustafa Jelda 43 years old male Malian injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

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    Victim allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Ambulance arriving after LNA shelling on Souq Al Jumaa on March 23rd, 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
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC351

Incident date

April 17, 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

An elderly civilian was allegedly injured by alleged LNA shelling on Ain Zara.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Haj Ahmed El-Taher Sassi was seriously injured on the man’s level after a random shell fell near the traffic light, Zouita/Ain Zara, and he was treated to Tripoli Medical Hospital.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported: “The martyr field hospital, Ayman Al-Haramah, affiliated to the Center for Field Medicine and Support, today, Wednesday, 4/17/2020, helps the citizen: Haj Ahmed Al-Taher Sassi, 65 years old, after a shell landed in front of his house in the area of Ain Zara near the Jaber bin Hayyan school. He was provided with first aid and transferred to Tripoli Medical Hospital. The shell also caused material damage to the house.”

The GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab opration accused the LNA of conducting the shelling.

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
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Haj Ahmed Al-Taher Sassi, allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 17th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Haj Ahmed Al-Taher Sassi, allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 17th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Haj Ahmed Al-Taher Sassi, allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 17th, 2020 (via Tk Yahroug 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
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]