“Two unidentified men” were reported killed in a Coalition ground operation in Al-Mananiya, east of Raqqa, on August 16th.
Suriye.u.a.d stated that “two unidentified men [were] killed after being shot by Coalition forces that carried out an airstrike on the village of Al-Mananiya east of Raqqa.”
Meanwhile, Shaam News stated that “Coalition Forces conducted an air-landing operation, targeting two displaced families in the village of Al-Man’iya in the eastern countryside.”
It is unclear at this point whether the men were civilians or belligerents.
Airwars has set a possible civilian casualty range of 0 to two, and is conducting ongoing research.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (2) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Man’iya east of the city of Ar Raqqa (الرقة). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The coordinates for the city of Ar Raqqa are: 35.9505639, 39.0094148
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jul 10, 2021
Aug. 16, 2019, in al Man’iya, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3281/CS1927 37SEV008784