Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS251

Incident date

July 7, 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

In what may be the same or a separate incident to the one above, a family of seven was reported killed after their house was destroyed in an alleged Coalition strike on Manbij on ‘the third day of Eid.’

Details of the deaths emerged in a letter received by Manbij Direct:

A humanitarian call regarding the home of Ahmad Al Omar known as About Omar. The family has been missing since the third day of Eid. The house is west of al Bara’em hall in the centre of the neighbourhood. The house was bombed and the martyrs are:

Akeel al Omar and his wife Asraa al Juma’an. His mother Zahra al Omar and his sister in law Amouna al Omar and the children Ahmad [4 years old], Zahra [5 years old] and Fatima [one year old] and they are still under the rubble. The Kurds are not allowing anyone to approach the house we don’t know why. We call on the kurds to allow us to pull the martyrs out. You have given the wrong coordinates and killed innocent people. You will not be forgive by people in the present or the future.”

In their monthly civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition has indicated that the credibility of this civilian harm allegation is in the process of being assessed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 children3 women1 man)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translaiton of letter: A humanitarian call The home of Ahmad Al Omar known as Abou Omar The family is missing since the third day of Eid. The house is west of al Bara’em hall in the centre of the neighbourhood. The house was bombed and the martyrs are: Akeel al Omar and his wife Asraa al Juma’an The mother Zahra al Omar and his sister in law Amouna al Omar and the children Ahmad [4 years old, Zahra [5 years old] and Fatima [one year old] and they are still under the rubble. The kurds are not allowing anyone to approach the house we don’t know why (via Manbij Direct).

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Open incident
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 6th-7th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL-used bridges and damaged a separate ISIL-used bridge… Near Manbij, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 children3 women1 man)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]