Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

LC283

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مطار معيتيقة, Tripoli: Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.895041, 13.2785 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 shelling on Mitiga airport in Tripoli.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies said: ”In addition to our previous publication detailing the targeting of the wings station at Maitika airport with a Grad missile a short time ago and employees were injured by shrapnel, namely, Ibrahim al-Turki and Mustafa Merghem.”

Other sources only reported material damage resulting from 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
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Video of the incident
  • Car damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Cars damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Room damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Furniture damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Parking lot damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Furniture damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Cars damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Cars damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Cars damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Car damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)
  • Car damaged by LNA shelling on Tripoli on Janaury 26th, 2020 (via Libya Alhrar TV)

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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC315

Incident date

March 19, 2020

Location

أربع شوارع زويته, Zuwaita Junction, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.815761, 13.300764 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

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)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Zuwaita Junction (أربع شوارع زويته), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.815761, 13.300764. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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

LC346

Incident date

April 15, 2020

Location

طريق السور, Al Sour road, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.881313, 13.219781 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

One child was allegedly killed and up to three of his siblings injured by LNA shelling on the Al Sour road in Tripoli.

Al Wasat reported: “On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Ambulance and Emergency Authority, Osama Ali, announced that two children were injured when a shell landed on their house on Al-Soor Road in the capital Tripoli.”

The Libya Observer wrote that “The Libyan Health Ministry said Thursday that a child named Rawad Al-Rabiyi was killed and his sister was injured along with two other children in Haftar’s shelling on Treeq Al-Soor in Tripoli.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported the death of one child and three of her brothers injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Child allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Child allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Child allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Ambulance arriving after LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)
  • Rawad Al Rabie, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Tripoli on April 15th, 2020 (via FMSC)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Sour road (طريق السور), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.881313, 13.219781. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention Al Sour road (طريق السور).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC376

Incident date

May 1, 2020

Location

طرابلس: زناتة , Tripoli: Zanatah, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.863875, 13.228408 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed and up to four more injured by LNA shelling on the Zanata neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Tk Yahroug Kl shy said: “Sincere condolences to Professor Zahra Bizan on the death of the late God Almighty, her nephew, Youssef Abdel Hamid Bizan, who passed away, and his neighbor, Aqila Borkhis, with a missile in front of their house in Zanata, near the Natif mosque in Tripoli this morning.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center, Ambulance Services Libya and the GNA-led Burkan Al Ghadab operation all named two dead victims and three wounded.

The Libya observed quoted the GNA saying that the LNA conducted the shelling and said that according to the Field Medicine and Support Center two were killed and four wounded, including three children.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Ambulance arriving after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Ambulance arriving after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Ambulance arriving after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Ambulance Services Libya)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Street scence after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building damaged by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Victim of alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Aqeela Muhammad Abu Khaziz, killed by alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 1st, 2020 (via Wajdi Al Sadi)

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
    3–4
  • 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)
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC405

Incident date

May 20, 2020

Location

الدريبي, Edraiby, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.847667, 13.125207 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and seven more injured by LNA shelling on the Edraiby neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Al Wasat reported: “A spokesman for the Ministry of Health of the National Accord Government confirmed that two Libyan citizens were injured, in addition to five Africans, as a result of the bombing that targeted the Edraiby area in Tripoli today, Wednesday.”

The Libya Observer provided the same casuatly toll.

February TV said one was killed and seven injured.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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)

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Smoke rising after alleged LNA shelling on Tripoli on May 20th, 2020 (via Libya Observer)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Edraiby (الدريبي), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.847667, 13.125207. 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 Edraiby (الدريبي).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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)