Four or more civilians were reported killed and others injured in what were described as heavy Coalition airstrikes on the village of Haymar Labda, as the battle to capture nearby Manbij intensified. ISIL’s media wing also issued a statement claiming “dead and injured and great destruction as a result of Coalition raids on the village of Haymar Labda south of Manbij.”
Local Syrian Civil Defence later reported what it said were eight Coalition airstrikes: “LCC’s correspondent reported that 7 civilians, including 3 children, were martyred, and another 14, including 5 women, were injured due to these airstrikes on the village.” Syria News Desk, citing a local source, said the strikes had targeted an ISIL-occupied building, but that several nearby civilian homes were also hit. It also included a photograph of what may be the scene.
In their monthly civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition has indicated that the credibility of this civilian harm allegation is in the process of being assessed.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Ahmad al Taha's child 12 years years old killed
- Ahmad al Taha's child 5 years years old killed
- Wife of Haneiwi Hassoun al Salem Age unknown female killed
- Sha’aban Al Ahmad Al Saboun's son 2.5 years years old male killed
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For July 17th-18th 2016, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck eight separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 22 ISIL fighting positions.”