Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS283

Incident date

July 26, 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

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 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.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SDA058418
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • 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

US-led Coalition

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.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (9) [ collapse]