An unspecified number of civilians was reported killed and injured, after Coalition aircraft allegedly struck a four storey building.
According to Manbij Direct “Today the house of, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Naimi was bombed. It is on al Bizar road near Omar Hajjo school, the former HQ for the al Karama battalion. A remarkable thing happened according to one of the witnesses. When the plane bombed, some people ran to the scene not to help or tend to the injured, but to use the smoke and dust caused by the bombing as cover for them to escape Manbij without Daesh seeing them. But to no avail as Daash was on the lookout for them, and forced them to return to where they came from. God save our people in Manbij.”
In another tweet, manbij Direct reported that “Coalition planes target the building of Abu Adham al A’seedi near Hassan al Damen school, and the house of Abu Barho al Bazza’i in Manbij.”
In the second of their March 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 25, 2020
July 26, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3020/CS283 37SDA058418
Original strike reports
For July 25th-26th the Coalition stated: “Near Manbij, seven strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL house borne improvised explosive device.”