Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC193

Incident date

September 11, 2019

Location

العربان, Al Urban, Murqub, Libya

Geolocation

32.169398, 13.385662 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were allegedly killed in a GNA airstrike on Al Urban.

Al Mashhad reported: “Two civilians were killed by indiscriminate shelling of the Al Wefaq government forces in Al Urban, 30 km southeast of Gheryan, local sources said.

The sources said that the young Issa ibn al-Hadi al-Jaafari was seriously injured by indiscriminate shelling and died later on, while another person died from the tribe of Qamati did not give his name.”

Tk Yahrouq Kl shy said: “Our city Al Urban has been subjected to heavy bombardment of all types of weapons by land and air since this morning, a barbaric indiscriminate strike in which the Arabs lost the finest of their sons, Issa ibn al-Hadi al-Jaafari and Abdul Salam Ahmed Saqr Al-Qamati. Arab unity by flying and terrorizing the safe.

The Libya Observer said that a strike targeted LNA technicals without mentioning civilian harm.

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    LNA

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Car allegedly destroyed by GNA strike on Al Urban on September 11th, 2019 (via Libya Observer)
  • Car allegedly destroyed by GNA strike on Al Urban on September 11th, 2019 (via Libya Observer)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Urban (العربان), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.169398, 13.385662. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Government of National Accord Armed Forces (GNA)
  • Suspected target
    LNA

Sources (6) [ collapse]