Five civilians were reported killed in Coalition strikes, including a woman and child. The US later admitted to two deaths in the attack, noting: “Manbij, Syria, during a strike against an ISIL target, it is assessed that two civilians were killed.”
As Shaam News reported, “activists stressed that Syria democratic forces and elements of the military council of the city of Manbij took control of the Shari’ya building and arrived at the National Hospital west of the city, after a violent attack from rocket and artillery bombardments on positions controlled by ISIL. SDF achieved this progress thanks to the shelling, and air cover and logistical support provided by the United States since the start of the battle over a month ago. There’s information about the death of civilians caused in bombing by Coalition fighter jets today.”
The local Manbij Documentation Agency named the victims: “the family of Hussein al Alloush from Jarablos were killed. Three young men, a girl and a woman.”
In July 2019, the Coalition provided Airwars with the location for this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (1)
Sources (3) [ collapse]
Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest city at 36.5269242, 37.9559288
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Nov 9, 2016
July 10, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, during a strike against an ISIL target, it is assessed that two civilians were killed.
Original strike reports
For July 9th-10th 2016 the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck eight separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL-used bridge and suppressed an ISIL sniper position.”