The Manbij Documentation Agency initially claimed that “Sabr the son of Abdallah al Saidi and his family [7 people] were killed in coalition raids on his house near the education department behind his father’s building.”
That claim was robustly denied by Manbij Mother of All Worlds: “We totally deny what some pages published yesterday about the martyrdom of Sabr Abdullah Al-Saidi and his family. They are all well and alive – we heard this from Sabr’s son Haydar al Saidi. The house was indeed bombed but they were out of it.”
The Documentation Agency responded swiftly by withdrawing its allegation, noting: “#Correction: After checking with Sabr al Saidi’s family and relatives it has become clear that he is alive and well; that the damage was only material, and the wounds light. As a result of the steep deterioration of events it is not always possible for us to get confirmation about a piece of news from more than one source. We make mistakes and we apologise to everyone. Thank God for the safety of Sabr, and we apologize to his family and his relatives for inadvertently publishing false news.”
Also see July 20th.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (1)
- Sabr Age unknown male The son of Abdallah al Saidi with his 7 family members killed
Sources (3) [ collapse]
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.”