Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS231

Incident date

June 16, 2016

Location

النواجة, Al Nawaja, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.5157758, 38.0029106 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian, named as Nidal Juma’a, died in an alleged Coalition raid on the village of Al Nawaja, according to local sources.

Manbij is Mother of The World did not say who was responsible for the raid, but reported: “the citizen Nidal Juma’a al Sam’o from the village of al Nawaja in the eastern Manbij countryside was martyred when a plane targeted an IS checkpoint there. He was approaching the village on foot, passing by the checkpoint, when the plane struck and he was killed on the spot.”

However, Halab News and Halab Today TV reported that Nidal Juma’a died died when the Coalition bombed the village.

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
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

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
    37SDA107416
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 25, 2020
  • June 16, 2016, in Al Nawaja, 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. 2974/CS231 37SDA107416

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 15th-16th, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and six ISIL command and control nodes.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]