Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS268

Incident date

July 17, 2016

Location

منبج, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.5165345, 37.9499531 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Fifteen or more civilians reportedly died in an alleged Coalition night time strike on the Al Hazwana neighbourhood of Manbij, according to multiple reports.

Manbij Mother of all the World said the ‘terrible massacre’ took place near the al Karama school.

The Syrian Observatory issued an urgent call to the Coalition and its allies: “We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights call upon the international Coalition to be very careful in the military operation of Manbij, due to the presence of tens of thousands of civilians inside Manbij city, which –iif it continues to be targeted by inaccurate air and missile strikes– will cause tens of new massacres against civilians, of whom 104 at least were already killed [by the Coalition], including 45 children and citizen women.”

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Jassem al Saidi Adult male Motorbike mechanic, killed with his entire family killed
  • Bashar Mohammad al Ibbo Adult male killed
  • Bashar Mohammad al Ibbo Adult killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 16
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Bashar Mohammad al Ibbo, reportedly killed in a Coalition strike at Manbij on July 19th (via Manbij Mother of All the World)
  • Al Hazwana neighbourhood al Karama school (via Manbij mother of all the world)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 17th-18th 2016, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck eight separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 22 ISIL fighting positions.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 16
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]