Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS254

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

Heavy reported Coalition strikes on the al Hunaithal neighbourhood of western Manbij led to the additional deaths of five named civilians, according to reports. Al Hall described the location as al Rabita Street.

On March 10, 2022 in the CJTF-OIR Civilian Casualty Report, the Coalition reported this incident to be “non-credible”, stating that “After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Fatima Al Zori, 40 years old female The wife of Abd al Kareem
  • Abd al Kareem Hunaithal 52 years old male killed
  • Alaa Abd al Kareem Hunaithal 20 years years old female injured
  • Nasser Hunaithal 19 years years old male killed
  • Salah Hunaithal 9 years years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Al A'Amaq issued photos of what it said was the site of 5 civilian deaths from Coalition strikes in Manbij
  • Translation: #Manbij warplanes raid al Hunaithal neighbourhood west of the city and there are civilian casualties (via manbejnews)
  • Translation: #coalition commits another massacre killing 5 civilian martyrs at least including a child as a result of targeting al Rabita street in Manbij.
  • Translation: #urgentcfive civilians including some from the same family killed a result of the international coalition raids on Al rabita streeet in the centre of Manbij.

Geolocation notes

Coordinates released by the Coalition place the event at 36.51003, 37.94878  

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Open incident
  • Stated location
    near Manbij, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    1 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SDA0652842901
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 10, 2022
  • July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike. 3003/CS254 37SDA0652842901

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

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]