Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS272

Incident date

July 18, 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

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]

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
    0 – 7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]