Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC417

Incident date

June 8, 2020

Location

غرب سرت, Western Sirte, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

City

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.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    GNA
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2–3

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army (LNA)
  • Suspected target
    GNA
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2–3

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC415

Incident date

June 8, 2020

Location

جارف: قرارة القزاح, Jarif: Qarara Al Qazzah, Sirte, Libya

Geolocation

31.131944, 16.271944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians of the same family, including three children and two women, were killed in alleged LNA airstrikes on their home in Qarara Al Qazah in Al Thalatheen/Jarif area in Jarif on June 8th, 2020, according to local sources.

@LibyaCW reported that “the organisation recorded the fall of shells on three houses in Al Thalateen area west of Sirte today, Monday, June 8, killing seven (7) civilians and wounding ten (10) others.”

Libya Observer reported that, according to a GNA source, the family’s house was targeted by a MiG 29 warplane, which Russia provided recently to Haftar militias. The source reported that a day earlier, on Sunday, June 7th 2020, GNA forces had entered the town.

Libya Al Ahrar reported that the Chamber of Insurance and Protection Operations of Sirte and Al Jafra condemned “the terrorist act carried out by the Haftar militia after bombing civilian homes in the Jarif area, by means of a MiG-29 warplane, which killed 7 civilians.” The source reported the names of the seven victims, among which the children Ahmed Salim Al Nabsha Al FerjaniSaleh Salem Al Nabsha Al Ferjani and Salsabil Salem Al Nabsha Al Ferjani, who died alongside their mother.

Libyaakhbar said that The Ministry of Foreign Affairs paid condolences to Salim Al Ferjani, an employee at the Foreign Office in Sirte, after the death of his wife, his three children, and his brother as a result of the brutal bombing of his house in Sirte.

Al Marsad News blamed Turkey for this incident saying “Turkey’s Third Massacre of Civilians in Less than a Week. Eyewitnesses in Sirte confirmed the death of Salih, Ahmed, and Salsabeel Salem Al-Fitouri, all children, and their mother Najat Saleh, and father, Saleh Al-Fitouri. The Turkish intense bombing also claimed the lives of Ali Faraj Ashtaiwi and Ali Faraj Ashtaiwi.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "The organization recorded the fall of shells on three houses in Al Thalateen area west of Sirte today, Monday, June 8, killing seven (7) civilians and wounding ten (10) others. Both parties to the armed conflict should spare civilians military operations and immediately stop targeting residential neighborhoods" (via @LibyanCW).
  • Damage after alleged LNA airstrikes on Al Thalateen area on June 8th, 2020 (via @LibyaCW).
  • The names of the victims in a statement by the Chamber of Insurance and Protection Operations of Sirte and Al Jafra (via Libya Al Ahrar).

Libyan National Army (LNA) Assessment:

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

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC388

Incident date

May 11, 2020

Location

القداحية, Al Qaddahiyah, Misurata, Libya

Geolocation

31.357500, 15.245556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian died after his car was targeted with a missile, allegedly fired by LNA or Emirati drones, in Al Qaddahiyah on May 11th, 2020, according to local sources. Four other men were also killed, they were reportedly fighters with the militia of the Amateen martyrs.

Burkan Al Ghadab Operation wrote that “Emirates drones targeted a digger in Al Qaddahiyah, and the death of citizen Imad Al Naas Mohamed Attbiqa after the targeting of his car with a missile.”

Souq Al Khamis reported the same incident but blamed “Karama drones”, or the LNA, for the attack.

Tarhouna24 reported “an airstrike targeting a site inside a farm in the Al Qaddahiyah region, leaving four dead and a number of wounded, belonging to the militia of the Amateen martyrs affiliated to Misurata.”

Tarhouna24 later identified the names of the killed militia members as Mustafa Arefah, Firas Mansour Al Buraiki, Khurais Abdullah Muhammad and another person known by the name of Hatem from Zalla.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A digger on fire after alleged LNA or UAE drone strikes on Al Qaddahiyah, May 11th 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab Operation).
  • The aftermath of alleged LNA or UAE drone strikes on Al Qaddahiyah, May 11th 2020 (via Souq Al Khamis).

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, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC380

Incident date

May 6, 2020

Location

طرابلس‎: أبو سليم, Tripoli: Abu Salim, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.842957, 13.171578 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians were allegedly killed and up to 27 more injured by allegedly LNA shelling on the Abu Salim neighbourhood of Tripoli.

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy reported two deaths.

Hona Souq Al-Khmies repored two dead and eight injured.

The Field Medicine and Support Center said one person was killed and 27 more civilians injured.

The GNA-led Burkan Al-Ghadab operation posted: “6 dead, dozens wounded, and extensive damage to private and public property, from the destruction of homes and cars in the bombing of the Haftar terrorist militia on citizens’ homes in the densely populated Abu Salim municipality.”

The LNA itself declared the shelling without mentioning civilian harm: “The artillery was able to target the ammunition of the criminal militia Ghanwa inside its headquarters in the heart of Abu Salim in a process that is surprising, accurate and painful.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–27
  • 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
    GNA

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (26) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq kl shy).
  • Smoke above Abu Salim after alleged LNA shelling on May 6th 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq kl shy).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th 2020 (via Tk Yahrouq kl shy).
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    Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
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    Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Civilian allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Road allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Blood stain on the ground after alleged LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Cars allegedly destroyed by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Car allegedly destroyed by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via FMSC)
  • Car allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Victim allegedly injured by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 2020 (via Burkan Al Ghadab)
  • Building allegedly damaged by LNA shelling on Abu Salim on May 6th, 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
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–27
  • 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
    GNA

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC273

Incident date

January 4, 2020

Location

الكلية العسكرية في الهضبة, Military College, Al Hadaba, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838333, 13.175278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

In a massive incident, between 20 and 30 people were killed and 33 others injured in an alleged LNA or Emirati airstrike that targeted a military school in Al Hadaba, Tripoli, Libya on January, 4th, 2020, according to local sources. Libya Al Ahrar reported that victims of this attack don’t exceed the age of 25 years old.

While the majority of casualties are among combatants, Al Wasat reported that there have also been civilian casualties.

Akhbar Libya reported from other sources that a shell landed on the college’s square during an evening gathering and that it wasn’t clear whether the attack was deliberate or not.

According to 218TV, the Media Department of the Ministry of Health in Al-Wefaq government confirmed that the final outcome of targeting the Military College in Tripoli is 30 dead, including two unidentified bodies, and 33 wounded.

Libya Al Ahrar said that the initial examination of the remnants of the missile used in the attack revealed that “the missile, a ‘Blue Arrow Seven’, was launched from a Chinese-made ‘Wing Loong’ drones, in which the UAE supported Haftar’s militants, according to reports of the United Nations Committee of Experts concerned.”

According to Al Wasat “it is not possible to count the number of dead due to the scattering shreds.” It also quoted LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari saying: “The explosion was from inside the college and not from outside it.” Al Wasat added that “he pointed to pictures of the bombing as evidence of what he said was ‘the absence of traces of shells in the college.'”

The Libya Observer later updated the death toll among the cadets to 32. Additionally it said that “The Government of National Accord condemned the airstrike and declared three days of mourning in the country.

Reacting to the airstrike, Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha urged the government to cut ties with the United Arab Emirates immediately.

Shortly after the massacre, thousands of people went to the streets of Tripoli.”

A BBC investigation later found that the strike was most likely conducted by an Emiratin Wing Loong II drone.

The incident occured at approximately 9:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA
  • Belligerents reported killed
    20–32
  • Belligerents reported injured
    12–33

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Wounded in the hospital after an airstrike by troops allegedly loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar on a military school in Al Hadaba, Tripoli, on January 4th, 2020 (via Al Wasat).
  • Wounded in the hospital after alleged airstrike by troops loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar on a military school in Al Hadaba, Tripoli, on January 4th, 2020 (via Al Wasat).
  • Wounded in the hospital after an airstrike by troops allegedly loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar on a military school in Al Hadaba, Tripoli, on January 4th, 2020 (via Al Wasat).
  • Wounded in the hospital after an airstrike by troops allegedly loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar on a military school in Al Hadaba, Tripoli, on January 4th, 2020 (via Al Wasat).
  • Wounded in the hospital after an airstrike by troops allegedly loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar on a military school in Al Hadaba, Tripoli, on January 4th, 2020 (via Libya Al Ahrar).
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    Wounded in the hospital after an airstrike by troops allegedly loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar on a military school in Al Hadaba, Tripoli, on January 4th, 2020 (via Libya Al Ahrar).
  • Aftermath of the attack on the military academy allegedly by LNA on January 4th, 2020 (via 218TV).
  • Aftermath of the alleged LNA attack on the military academy in Al Hadaba, Tripoli on January 4th, 2020 (via Libya Observer).
  • Images of bodies of students in the military college who got killed allegedly by LNA forces on January 5th, 2020 (via @Lyobserver)
  • Images of bodies of students in the military college who got killed allegedly by LNA forces on January 5th, 2020 (via @Lyobserver)
  • Remnants of the rocket that hit the military college in Al Hadaba in Tripoli on January 4th, 2020 (via Libya Al Ahrar).

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, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA
  • Belligerents reported killed
    20–32
  • Belligerents reported injured
    12–33

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC264

Incident date

December 29, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: شرفة الملاحة, Tripoli: Shurfat Al Malaha, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.885089, 13.285718 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Airstrikes by the LNA and/or UAE on the Shurfat Al Malaha residential area, in the vicinity of Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport, reportedly killed an elderly woman and injured several more civilians including a child.

Libya al Ahrar named the elderly victim as Al-Haja Zahra Al-Tamtam. Burkan al Ghadab said that two persons “from the expatriate labor force” were also injured.

However pro-Haftar media reported only that a centre for GNA mercenaries was targeted.

Al Mashad Libya News reported that the LNA “carried out two strikes on military targets belonging to the Al-Wefaq forces at Mitiqa base. The sources did not provide more details about the targeted sites. Meanwhile, local and media sources indicated that a woman was killed and others [civilians] were injured as a result of the aerial bombardment.”

The Libya Observer also noted that “An old woman was killed in an airstrike by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s UAE-backed air force militia on Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area near Mitiga Airport in #Tripoli.” It published an image showing destruction at the scene.

The Observer also published images of a young boy receiving medical attention, who it said had been injured in the attack.

The incident occured during the day.

  • Al-Haja Zahra Al-Tamtam Adult female Elderly killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (44) [ collapse]

  • Destruction at Shurfat Al-Milaha, Tripoli, following a likely LNA strike which killed an elderly woman and injured several civilians (via Libya Observer)
  • 'A man in tears kneels beside the body of his mother who was killed in an airstrike by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s UAE-backed air force militia on Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area near Mitiga Airport in #Tripoli on Sunday.' (via Libya Observer)
  • A young boy injured in a reported LNA strike on Tripoli on December 29th 2019 receieves medical attention (via Libya Observer)
  • A young boy injured in a reported LNA strike on Tripoli on December 29th 2019 receieves medical attention (via Libya Observer)
  • Destruction at Sharfat Al Malaha, Tripoli following a deadly LNA strike on December 29th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Destruction at Sharfat Al Malaha, Tripoli following a deadly LNA strike on December 29th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Destruction at Sharfat Al Malaha, Tripoli following a deadly LNA strike on December 29th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • Destruction at Sharfat Al Malaha, Tripoli following a deadly LNA strike on December 29th 2019 (via Libya al Ahrar)
  • A suspected deadly LNA airstrike near Mitaga Airport, Tripoli on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • A suspected deadly LNA airstrike near Mitaga Airport, Tripoli on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • Damage at Sharfat Al Milaha, Tripoli following suspected LNA strikes on December 29th 2019 (via Souq Al Khamis)
  • 'A photo showing the bombing of an [LNA] warplane at Mitika # Tripoli Airport' (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Reported LNA airstrike near Mitaga Airp[ort, Tripoli on December 29th 2019 (via Burkan al Ghadaib)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • An image of the school that was targeted with the shelling on Sarmin in Idlib on Jan 1st, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of airstrikes by the LNA and/ or UAE on the Shurfat Al-Milaha residential area on December 30th, 2019 (via Burkan Al Ghadan operation on Facebook).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC263

Incident date

December 27–28, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎: مشروع الهضبة, Tripoli: Hadaba project, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.838333, 13.175278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians including children were injured and one killed after the Tripoli neighbourhood of the Hadaba project was shelled, most likely by LNA forces.

Several shells appear to have caused civilian harm, including one which struck the home of Omar Al-Ayat and one which fell outside a nearby mosque.

Burkan al Ghadab reported the following: “In continuation of its criminal record targeting civilians and residential neighborhoods as a result of the indiscriminate shelling of  people in the municipality of Abu Salim, yesterday evening, property and homes in the agricultural plateau project were subjected to intense indiscriminate shelling, resulting in the injury of more than 6 civilians, including a child who was in critical condition, and the martyrdom of another person who fell with him The shell [dropped] as they were leaving the mosque, and three other civilians were wounded by shrapnel.”

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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
    GNA

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Damage to the home of Omar Al-Ayat following a likely LNA shell strike on December 27th-28th 2019 (via Tk Yahrouq Kl shy)
  • Unnamed civilian boy badly injured in suspected LNA shelling of Tripoli, December 27th-28th 2019 (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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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
    GNA

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC262

Incident date

December 27, 2019

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and three others injured, following suspected LNA shelling of the Ain Zara area of Tripoli.

A video posted to Facebook by Libya al Ahrar – presently the sole source for this event – featured a reporter who stated that “one civilian was killed and three others injured because of Haftar shelling, a day after a shell targeted Al Zawiya.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (1) [ collapse]

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Libyan National Army (LNA), United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    GNA

Sources (1) [ collapse]