Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS263

Incident date

July 14, 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

Continued heavy Coalition airstrikes on Manbij reportedly resulted in further heavy civilian casualties.

According to Lens Young Manbij, “The family of Mahmoud Bin Ali al Manssini [the barber] was killed. The father is in a critical condition. The daughter of Safi Miassni was with them and she was also killed. Ahmad Bin Safi was lost with his car in warplane bombing on their home. The planes also targeted the home of Mr. Mohammad Al Ahmad Al A’ouni killing his three children. He and his wife are in a critical condition in hospital. Their daughter survived.”

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 (3)

  • Mohammad Al Ahmad Al A’ouni Adult male injured
  • Mohammad Al Ahmad Al A’ouni's wife Adult female injured
  • Mohammad Al Ahmad Al A’ouni's three children Age unknown killed
  • Daughter of Safi Miassni Age unknown female killed
  • Ahmad Bin Safi Age unknown male Was lost with his car in warplane bombing on their home. killed
  • Mahmoud Bin Ali al Manssini Age unknown male He was a barber. His family was also killed killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: The family of Mohammad al Barho, 4 civilians from al Qiba village in the Jarablos countryside killed by coalition raids on Manbij.

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
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SDA065429
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 25, 2020
  • July 14, 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. 3010/CS263 37SDA065429

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 13th-14th the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, nine strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 14 ISIL fighting positions and damaged two separate ISIL fighting positions.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]