As intense Coalition airstrikes and ground actions against Manbij continued, reports of civilian casualties continued to grow. However reporting remained very confused.
Five civilians were reported killed either by a sniper or by Coalition strikes. Manbij Agency for Documentation named the dead.
In the second of their March 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 the allegation provided insufficient information on the timing and location of the strike to make a determination.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (5)
Sources (4) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 25, 2020
July 11, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 3005/CS257 37SDA065429
Original strike reports
For July 10th-11th, the Coalition noted: “Near Manbij, 10 strikes struck eight separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL-used bridge, an ISIL headquarters, and an ISIL artillery piece.”