Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS225

Incident date

June 8, 2016

Location

الشبالي, Shabali, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.4182302, 37.8696316 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Syrian News Desk reported that four civilians from one family were killed and six others injured in alleged Coalition strikes on Shabali.

The media opposition activist Ahmed Mohammed, told the news organisation that “the air force targeted the village with two raids. One of them hit a house, killing a woman and her three children, and seriously injuring their father. Five civilians were also injured after their home was hit by a rocket. Three other homes were partially damaged.

According to Al Jazeera, six people were killed: “Sources told Al Jazeera that coalition planes targeted at dawn today on Thursday the national hospital in Manbij [80km east of aleppo]. Six people were also killed from one family following coalition raids on the village of al Shabali in the countryside near the town at dawn today.”

Manbij CoordinationCommittee also put the death toll at six:father, mother and 4 children” as did Radio al kul: “The family of Khaled Sami made up of six people – father, mother and four children- killed in the village of al Shabali in the Manbij countryside following the crusader coalition bombing of the village.”

However, according to Aleppo 24, Khaled Jamal al Sami did not die but was injured, while his wife and four children were killed.

A tweet by Manbij News later put the death toll still higher at seven: “The international coalittion committs a massacre against an entire family from the village of al Shabali [Umm Adassa near Manbij] since yesterday. Seven people were killed, with only the father spared.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said: “International coalition forces warplanes bombed a residential house in Al Shabali village, located in southern Minbij city in Aleppo governorate suburbs, under the control of ISIS with missiles that killed five civilians, one woman and four children.

In the second of their March 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Manbij battle: the family of Khaled Sami made up of 6 people killed - father, mother and 4 children in the village of Al Shabali in the manbij countryside following the targeting of the village by coalition planes.
  • Translation: Manbij: the family of Khaled Sami made up of six people - father, mother and four children- killed in the village of al Shabali in the Manbij countryside following the crusader coalition bombing of the village (via Akhbar_Thawra)
  • Translation: #Manbij - the international coalittion committs a massacre against an entire family from the village of al Shabali [Umm Adassa near Manbij] since yesterday. 7 people were killed only the father was spared (via manbijnews)
  • Translation: 4 children and a woman killed following a raid by the international coalition on the village of al Shabali south of Manbij in the eastern Aleppo countryside before dawn today (via Syria_pulse)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition 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
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SCA986309
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 25, 2020
  • June 8, 2016, in Shabali, 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. 2971/CS225 37SCA986309

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 8th-9th 2016, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck 10 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL mortar system and damaged a separate ISIL fighting position.”

United Kingdom
  • English
    /
    Original

A second Reaper patrolled over Syria and employed a Hellfire missile to destroy a Daesh truck travelling at speed on the open road south of Raqqa.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (12) [ collapse]