During April, the al-Zawiya main hospital was closed twice due to armed clashes in the vicinity, between 8 and 10 April and again between 19 and 21 April. On both occasions, patients were evacuated.
On 19 April, a man died as a result of shrapnel wounds when a grenade was thrown inside the grounds of the Faculty of Medicine in al-Zawiya. Another sustained a gunshot wound during the clashes. The Faculty of Medicine closed for several days following the incident.
While no one claimed responsibility for the airstrikes, reports indicated that the LNA carried out the airstrikes that caused civilian casualties in Sabha. Members of the Abu Salim armed group under the command of Abdel Ghani al-Kikli, renamed the Central Security Directorate of Abu Salim, are believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of a man in Tripoli on 6 April, while members of the al-Kani armed group are responsible for the killings in Tarhouna on 17 and 21 April. UNSMIL was unable to determine with certainty which parties to the conflict caused the other civilian casualties in April.
On 1 April, a body of a male bearing a gunshot wound, broken ribs, and contusions was brought to the Benghazi Medical Centre. The man was reportedly arrested a day earlier by members of the al-‘Uruba Police Station in Benghazi.
On 19 April, a 19 year-old man was fatally shot in the neck outside a coffee shop in al-Zawiya. The motive behind his killing is unclear.