Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS253

Incident date

July 9, 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

Four civilians were reported killed and 15 injured in multiple Coalition strikes on Manbij, according to local reports.

In a separate incident, 17-year old Zaki al Mohammad died when the Aleppo Road [or Al Hajj Street] bridge was destroyed.

Lens Young Manbij also reported that “yesterday on Saturday one of the doctors at the general hospital in the city was killed when planes targeted the area around the hospital with two raids. We will give you his name as soon as we receive it.”

In the third of their September 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.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Leen Samer Yusuf Waik 11 years years old female killed
  • Ali Waik Adult male Leen Samer Yusuf Waik's grandfather killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Ahmad Amin al Samor the father of the brother Amin Samor killed in international coalition raids this morning on the city of Manbij. [posted 11: 46pm July 9th]
  • Translation: #manbij the martyrdom of the child Leen Samer Waik, 13 years old, following the targeting of the town by coalition planes today.
  • Translation: the child Leen Samer Waik killed as a result of being hit by coalition forces.
  • Translation: #Manbij Saturday 9/7/2016 The incident: the death of the child Zaki al Mohammad in international coalition bombing

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
    37SDA064423/37SDA065429
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 14, 2020
  • Mar 25, 2020
  • July 9, 2016, in Manbij, 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. 3007/CS255 37SDA064423

  • Jul. 9, 2016, in Manbij, 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. 3001/CS253 37SDA065429

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 8th-9th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL-used bridge…. Near Manbij, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL-used bridge.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]