In a new reported Coalition civilian casualty event in Manbij on July 17th, five civilians reportedly died when airstrikes hit the city.
All sources were agreed that the wife and two adult children of Al Haj Bahri al Darwish died.
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.” However, the Coalition report referred to this incident as taking place on July 16th, not July 17th, as locally reported.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (6)
- Khaled Adult male The son of Al Haj Saleh Bahri killed
- Ibrahim Adult male The son of al Haj Saleh Bahri killed
- Mareesh al Mohammad al Abboud Adult female The mother of the two young men mentioned above killed
- Walid Age unknown male Vet, injured in his hand injured
- Daughter of Ibrahim Al Haj Sabri Age unknown female [injured in her chest injured
- Daughter of Ibrahim Age unknown female Injured in her hand injured
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Coordinates released by the Coalition place the event at 36.52156, 37.95494
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For July 16th-17th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, seven strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL tactical vehicle, and an ISIL house borne improvised explosive device (HBIED).”