Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS246

Incident date

July 4, 2016

Location

منبج, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.5216648, 37.9568624 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

At least four members of one family including two children were reported killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Manbij.

Manbij Mother of the World gave a detailed description of the event: “Coalition planes committed a massacre yesterday against al Hunaifi family killing 4 people and leaving a number of wounded.

The house is near the bakery near al Khafsa garage and the old pharmacy in the neighbourhood. May god have mercy on the martyrs and heal the wounded.”

The Syrian Observatory also reported four civilians killed – reporting that overall some 56 non-combatants had now died in Coalition strikes on Manbij since May.

Other sources placed the death toll at six – including four children.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Faisal Hunaifi’s daughter 4 years years old female Faisal Hunaifi was executed by IS a while ago after being accused of drug trafficking injured
  • Faisal Hunaifi’s son 2 years years old male Faisal Hunaifi was executed by IS a while ago after being accused of drug trafficking injured

Family members (4)

  • Mohammad Hunaifi 55 years old male Known as Abu Hmaid injured
  • Wife of Abu Hmaid Age unknown female Widow of Abu Hmaid injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2–4 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 6 people from al Hunaifi family killed “one man, a woman and 4 children’ in coalition raids on their home near the automatic bakery in the town of Manbij.
  • Translation: source to al jazeera: 6 killed in coalition raids on the city of manbij in the Aleppo countryside.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 3rd-4th the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, 14 strikes struck 12 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 18 ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL tactical vehicles, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) facility, an ISIL VBIED, and six ISIL vehicles… Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2–4 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (9) [ collapse]