Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS277

Incident date

July 21, 2016

Location

الحمر الشرقية, Hamr ar Shaqiya, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2566285, 37.9578066 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A number of sources reported the deaths of three civilians in an alleged Coalition event, with two alleged victims named as Abu Shaman and his father. However a local Facebook site insisted the claims were “totally untrue… Everything is normal and nothing is happening.”

According to Shaam News, “In the eastern countryside, battles are at their firecest between IS and the democratic forces of Syria amidst raids by international Coalition aircraft over the city and positions in the southern countryside. These led to the martyrdom of three civilians in the eastern village of Hamar.” And the Free Syrian Channel reported that “dead and wounded in coalition raids on al Hamr al Sharqiya village in the Manbij, countryside. Al Ameen shops, destroying 4 shops and a pharmacy. 3 civilians killed and 3 others injured. ” One local media activist claimed that as many as 20 civilians died with up to 50 injured, though there appears no supportive evidence for this.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Abu Shaman Adult male A local Facebook site insisted the claims were “totally untrue". killed
  • Abu Shaman's father Adult male A local Facebook site insisted the claims were “totally untrue". killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: dead and wounded in coalition raids on al Hamr al Sharqiya village in the Manbij, countryside. Al Ameen shops, destroying 4 shops and a pharmacy. 3 civilians killed and 3 others injured.
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    Translation: destruction in al Hamr village south of Manbij following coalition raids this afternoon. More than 20 dead and 50 injured (via Jana_Alamm)
  • Translation: the coalition bombs the village of al Hamr al Sharqiya iin the southern Manbij countryside.

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 20th-21st, the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, five strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (5) [ collapse]