Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS233

Incident date

June 19, 2016

Location

منبج, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.5269242, 37.9559288 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and 10 others injured following an alleged Coalition airstrike on a transport bus in the Manbij countryside, according to local sources.

Shaam News reported: “Battles are still raging between the SDF and IS in which people were killed on both sides amidst intense coalition raids on the eastern and southern entrances of the city of Manbij. The raids caused the death of one civilian and others were wounded.“

The main source appeared to be the Daesh news agency Al A’Maq. Manbij News reported: “Al A’maq agency: one person killed and ten others injured including women and children as a result of an american raid on a transport convoy inside the city of #Manbij in the #Aleppo countryside.” And Allies of the Islamic Caliphate noted: “One person killed and ten others injured including women and children as a result of an american raid on a transport convoy inside the city of Manbij in the Aleppo countryside.”

In its May 2017 casualty report, the Coalition appeared to reject involvement in any event in Manbij – though cited the previous day: “June 18, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via NGO report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Al A’maq agency: one person killed and ten others injured including women and children as a result of an american raid on a transport convoy inside the city of #Manbij in the #Aleppo countryside (via manbejnews)
  • Translation: the death of what is referred to as Daesh’s Amir in Manbij the rotten terrorist Abu Hamza al Ansari. To Hell with him (via addashtimp)

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
  • Stated location
    near Manbij, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Apr 30, 2017
  • No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For 18th-19th June, the Coalition reported:“Near Mar’a, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL heavy machine gun“.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (5) [ collapse]