Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
Libya
start date
end date
Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
Declassified Documents

Incident Code

LC281

Incident date

January 25, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: مسجد القمبري, Tripoli: Qambari Mosque, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.890370, 13.279192 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and up to three more injured because of LNA shelling on the Shurfat Al Malaha area of Tripoli.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said: “Resident Abdelhak Chakroun, a Moroccan national, who moved to the mercy of God as a result A shell landed in Shurfat Al Malaha area in front of the Qambari Mosque, which caused him a severe injury to the neck level.”

Al Wasat said: “The media advisor of the Ministry of Health in the Government of Al-Wefaq, Amin Al-Hashemi, announced, in statements to the ‘Al Wasat Gate’, that one of the expatriate workers, “Moroccan nationality,” called Abdelhak, a mechanical technician, was killed, and that a Libyan and two children were seriously injured as a result of the aerial bombardment on Shurfat Al Malaha area near the airport.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdelhak Chakroun Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abdelhak Chakroun, allegedly killed by LNA shelling on Tripoli on January 25th, 2020 (via Hona Souq Al-Khmies)

Geolocation notes

Reports mention the Qambari Mosque (مسجد القمبري) in Shurfat Al Malaha (شرفة الملاحة). The coordinates for the Qambari Mosque are: 32.890370 13.279192.

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC311

Incident date

March 12, 2020

Location

مدرسة خليفة الحجاجي ومحيطها, Khalifa Al Hajjaji School and its vicinity, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.90501, 13.25497 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

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
  • 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

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)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    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)

Geolocation notes (4) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the area of Khalifa Al Hajjaji School (مدرسة خليفة الحجاجي) being struck, setting vehicles on fire in the vicinity. The exact coordinates for both of these locations are 32.90501, 13.25497 for the School, and 32.90400, 13.254933 for the site of the cars burning.

  • Reports of the incident mention the area of Khalifa Al Hajjaji School (مدرسة خليفة الحجاجي) being struck, setting vehicles on fire in the vicinity.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Angolo Grill مقهى انقولو can be seen in the centre left background across from the site of the cars burnt.

    Imagery:
    Tk Yahroug Kl shy

  • Tagged satellite imagery according to landmarks in sources.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged landmarks from sources.

    Imagery:
    Tk Yahroug Kl shy

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
    2
  • 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

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC342

Incident date

April 12, 2020

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

Airwars assessment

One child was allegedly killed and four more family member injured by indiscriminate shelling on Ain Zara.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies reported: “Four missiles landed in Ain Zara on the family home of Mr. Karim Al-Izmrli, a 9-year-old child died and the rest of the family members are in the intensive care”

Tk Yahroug Kl shy and Libya Amblance Services reported the same casualty toll.

Reports of fighting in the area point at the GNA or LNA as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 attackers
    Government of National Accord, Libyan National Army

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village 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.

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 attackers
    Government of National Accord, Libyan National Army

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC201a

Incident date

September 19, 2019

Location

مرزق, Murzuq, Libya

Geolocation

25.919023, 13.923895 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

The US conducted a rare action against militant targets in Libya in September 2019, striking what it later said was “a terrorist facilitation and meeting location consisting of ISIS-Libya terrorist leadership and militants.”

In April 2020, US Africa Command reported that no civilians were harmed in this action near Murzuq on September 19th, 2019 – which appears to have been confused in some public reporting with a nearby problem LNA/ UAE strike on the same date (see LC201.).

A day after the original airstrike, AFRICOM had released a statement, asserting that “at this time, an airstrike that killed eight (8) terrorists is being assessed. At present, we estimate that no civilians were injured or injured as a result of this airstrike.” The statement also read that the strike was conducted in coordination with the internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord.

On April 28th 2020, in its first quarterly civilian casualty report, US Africa Command then reported that “AFRICOM received one allegation from an online media source claiming an unspecified number of civilians were killed as a result of a U.S. airstrike in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, on September 19, 2019.”

The report continued: “After review, the allegation was assessed to be unsubstantiated. On September 19, 2019 a kinetic strike was executed against a compound which U.S. intelligence confirmed was a terrorist facilitation and meeting location consisting of ISIS-Libya terrorist leadership and militants. Significant and multiple sources of intelligence was compiled to clearly identify the nature of the target. It is assessed that civilian casualties did not occur as a result of U.S. military action.”

At the time of the action, 218TV reported that 10 militants had been killed. According to Al Marsad, “a senior intelligence source told the Observatory, preferring to remain anonymous, that one of those killed was the terrorist Ali Al Tabawi”, also known as Abu Hamza Al Tabawi or Ali Al Dernawi. Le Revolution Tchadieen wrote on Facebook that militant Moussa Hajj Azrak also died in the airstrikes.

Airwars has not so far identified any public sources alleging civilian harm in this incident. The source AFRICOM may have confused the incident with alleged LNA/UAE airstrikes on Murzuq on that same day (LC201) in which, according to our records, up to four civilians were killed.

Murzuq News had reported that in total, four air raids were monitored on Murzuq on September 19th, 2019.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Known attacker
    US Forces
  • Known target
    ISIS - Libya
  • Belligerents reported killed
    8–10

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • AFRICOM statement on U.S. airstrikes near Murzuq on September 19th, 2019 (via Al Marsad).
  • Footage of confirmed U.S. airstrikes targeted ISIS militants near Murzuq on September 19th, 2019 (via @MMAlwrfly).
  • Translation of tweet: "One of the pages of a Chadian opposition mourns one of their leaders who died yesterday during an American raid on them in the city of Murzuq and he knows that the terrorist militia government the reconciliation government said about them that they are their forces south protection forces and they are originally mercenaries from Chad and terrorists from ISIS." (via @hmGZBUaOxvGAH4x ).
  • Militant Moussa Hajj Azrak was allegedly killed in U.S. airstrikes near Murzaq on September 19th, 2020 (via Le revolution tchadieen).

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Murzuq (مرزق), for which the generic coordinates are: 25.919023, 13.923895. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

US Forces Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US Forces
  • US Forces position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    Insufficient evidence of civilian harm
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    vicinity of Murzuq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US Forces
  • Apr 27, 2020
  • September 23, 2019, AFRICOM received one allegation from an online media source claiming an unspecified number of civilians were killed as a result of a U.S. airstrike in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, on September 19, 201 After review, the allegation was assessed to be unsubstantiated. On September 19, 2019 a kinetic strike was executed against a compound which U.S. intelligence confirmed was a terrorist facilitation and meeting location consisting of ISIS-Libya terrorist leadership and militants. Significant and multiple sources of intelligence was compiled to clearly identify the nature of the target. It is assessed that civilian casualties did not occur as a result of U.S. military action.

Original strike reports

US Forces

"9. September 23, 2019, AFRICOM received one allegation from an online media source claiming an unspecified number of civilians were killed as a result of a U.S. airstrike in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, on September 19, 2019. After review, the allegation was assessed to be unsubstantiated. On September 19, 2019 a kinetic strike was executed against a compound which U.S. intelligence confirmed was a terrorist facilitation and meeting location consisting of ISIS-Libya terrorist leadership and militants. Significant and multiple sources of intelligence was compiled to clearly identify the nature of the target. It is assessed that civilian casualties did not occur as a result of U.S. military action."

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Known attacker
    US Forces
  • Known target
    ISIS - Libya
  • Belligerents reported killed
    8–10

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC401

Incident date

May 16, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: الفرناج, Al Fornaj: University Dormitory, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.848091, 13.241433 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Six civilians, including a child, were killed and 17 civilians were injured in alleged Libyan National Army (LNA) artillery strikes on Al Fornaj neighbourhood in Tripoli on May 16th, 2020. According to local sources, the strikes targeted housing units for displaced people at a university campus.

The Libya Observer reported that “five people were killed and six others were wounded in a rocket attack launched by the militia groups of Haftar on a residential compound for IDPs [Internally Displaced People] in Fornaj district of Tripoli on Saturday [May 16th], medical sources confirm.”

The Field Medicine and Support Center reported the names of five killed civilians and added there had been a sixth killed victim who remained unidentified. One of the victims was 5-year-old Bangladeshi boy Wahi Zuhair Matin. Burkan Al Ghadab Operation added that the the child’s “ambition was to buy a bike and ‘play like the kids’.” His family members Zuhair Matin (52) and Maria Zuhair Matin (5) were injured in the strikes.

The FMSC identified 17 civilians who were injured to varying degrees, including a woman. A spokesman for the FMSC told Libya Al Ahrar that a paramedic and an ambulance driver had been injured while helping the displaced people evacuate from the university campus building.

Burkan Al Ghadab Operation reported that “the martyr of duty Muhammad Ayyad Diyaf is one of the seven victims as a result of the bombing of the Haftar militia yesterday to accommodate the displaced persons in the university campus.” It is unclear what duties Diyaf was performing when he was killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (1 child4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (21) [ collapse]

  • Smoke after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy).
  • Aftermath of alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy).
  • Smoke after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy).
  • Ambulance at the site after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Smoke leaving the building after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Child receiving medical help in the hospital after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Injured person receiving medical help in the hospital after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Fire in the building after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Man receiving medical help in the hospital after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Injured person receiving medical help in the hospital after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Aftermath of alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via FMSC).
  • Fire in the building after alleged LNA artillery strikes on a campus dorm housing displaced people in Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via Libya Al Ahrar).
  • Funeral of Muhammad Ayyad Diyaf, a "martyr of duty", who died in alleged LNA strikes on Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • The casket of Muhammad Ayyad Diyaf, a "martyr of duty", who died in alleged LNA strikes on Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • Funeral of Muhammad Ayyad Diyaf, a "martyr of duty", who died in alleged LNA strikes on Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • Funeral of Muhammad Ayyad Diyaf, a "martyr of duty", who died in alleged LNA strikes on Al Fornaj neighbourhood on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • Reportedly a drawing that Wahi Matin made when his family was forced to flee their homes. The 5-year-old boy was killed in alleged LNA artillery strikes on Al Fornaj on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • Photo including Wahi Matin. The 5-year-old boy was killed in alleged LNA artillery strikes on Al Fornaj on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • Photo including Wahi Matin. The 5-year-old boy was killed in alleged LNA artillery strikes on Al Fornaj on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • Wahi Matin (5) was killed in alleged LNA artillery strikes on Al Fornaj on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • The 5-year-old Bangladeshi boy Wahi Matin was killed in alleged LNA artillery strikes on Al Fornaj on May 16th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the university dormitory, which was being used as an IDP camp, being struck for which the generic coordinates are: 32.848091, 13.241433. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    5 – 7
  • (1 child4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

Lib2011-054

Incident date

March 30, 2011

Location

العرقوب, Al Argoub, Al Wahat, Libya

Geolocation

30.315587, 19.680170 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between seven and ten civilians were allegedly killed and 25 more injured by a NATO airstrike on Al Argoub.

The BBC said: “Seven civilians died and 25 were hurt in a coalition air strike on a pro-Gaddafi convoy in eastern Libya, a doctor there has told the BBC. Dr Suleiman Refardi said Wednesday’s raid happened in the village of Zawia el Argobe, 15km (9 miles) from Brega. The strike hit a truck carrying ammunition, and the resulting explosion destroyed two nearby homes. All the dead were between the ages of 12 and 20, Dr Refardi said. Nato says it is investigating the claim.”

The source added: “Dr Refardi told the BBC that the Libyan government convoy had included tanks, artillery and trucks carrying ammunition. A direct hit on an ammunition truck and trailer in a street in Zawia el Argobe sent a hail of shrapnel into nearby houses, he said. Four of the dead were female, including three children from the same family, aged between 12 and 16, the BBC’s Ben Brown reports from Brega. Three boys, aged between 14 and 20, were also killed.”

Various local condolence pages named ten victims and posted pictures of them. Alkhdra posted the name of one combatant killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (6 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • 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
    NATO forces
  • Suspected targets
    Gaddafi forces, Other
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Alleged victim of NATO airstrike on Al Argoub on March 30th, 2011 (via ANVWL)
  • Alleged victim of NATO airstrike on Al Argoub on March 30th, 2011 (via ANVWL)
  • Alleged victim of NATO airstrike on Al Argoub on March 30th, 2011 (via ANVWL)
  • Alleged victim of NATO airstrike on Al Argoub on March 30th, 2011 (via ANVWL)
  • Alleged victims of NATO airstrike on Al Argoub on March 30th, 2011 (via Glory to martyrs)
  • Alleged victim of NATO airstrike on Al Argoub on March 30th, 2011 (via Lailat Elfatah)
  • Abdul Hakim Muhammad Al-Zarrouk, likely a soldier killed by NATO airstrike on Al Argoub on March 30th, 2011 (via Alkhdra)
  • Interview with the injured

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Argoub (العرقوب), for which the generic coordinates are: 30.315587, 19.680170. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

NATO forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    NATO forces
  • NATO forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (6 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • 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
    NATO forces
  • Suspected targets
    Gaddafi forces, Other
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

Lib2011-191

Incident date

October 1, 2011

Location

مستشفى ابن سينا, Ibn Sina hospital, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.183768, 16.584301 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

According to sources affiliated with the Gaddafi regime, a girl was killed due to indiscriminate shelling on ‘Ibn Sina hospital’ in Sirte, in October the first, 2011.

@nooo21 said that “indiscriminate shelling by the rebels hits the Sirte city hospital with missiles.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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 attacker
    Libyan rebel forces
  • Known target
    Gaddafi forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Ibn Sina Hospital (مستشفي ابن سينا),  for which the generic coordinates are: 31.183768, 16.584301. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Libyan rebel forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan rebel forces
  • Libyan rebel forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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 attacker
    Libyan rebel forces
  • Known target
    Gaddafi forces

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Incident Code

Lib2011-087

Incident date

May 4, 2011

Location

الحيرة, Al Hira, Libya

Geolocation

32.355833, 13.047222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On May 4th, 2011, NATO airstrikes in the Al Hira area, west of Tripoli, led to reported civilian casualties. State television reported deaths and damage to infrastructure, and was quoted in multiple sources. No specific numbers or details about civilian and belligerent casualties were given.

Al Sharq Al-Awsat said fore example: “Libyan TV announced yesterday that NATO forces bombed the Al-Hira area, west of the capital, Tripoli, causing casualties.

‘The aggression of the Crusader colonial coalition bombed the Al-Hira area a short while ago, which led to human and material losses and damage to the infrastructure,’ it added.”

Other sources quoted the state broadcaster as well.

NATO itself declared that strikes occurred “in the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Ammunition Storages, 1 Bunker and 1 Surface to Air location”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Known attacker
    NATO forces
  • Suspected targets
    Gaddafi forces, Other

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Hira (الحيرة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.355833, 13.047222. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

NATO forces Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    NATO forces
  • NATO forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

NATO forces

In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Ammunition Storages, 1 Bunker and 1 Surface to Air location

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Known attacker
    NATO forces
  • Suspected targets
    Gaddafi forces, Other

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