Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS307

Incident date

September 10, 2016

Location

المزيونة, Mazyoneh, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.72471, 37.23006 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The VDC listed a 33 year old civilian male as a victim of alleged coalition warplane shelling. His name was given as Taha al Afara.

According to Manbij Mother of all the World, Tahal al Afara was killed and “his two brothers Khalaf and Hassan wounded in a coalition strike on his brother’s home in the village of al Mazyoneh – which is between the village of Arba’a Sagheer and al Hamar in the southern Manbij countryside“.

He was also named by Halaab News.

In their May 2020 civilian casualty report, 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.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Taha Al-Afara 33 years old male killed
  • Khalaf Al-Afara Age unknown male injured
  • Hassan Al-Afara Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Taha al Afara 33 years old martyred and his two brothers Khalaf and Hasan injured in coalition raid on the house of his brother in al Mazyouneh village which is between the villages of Arba’a Sagheer and al Hamar in the southern Manbij countryside.

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
    37SCV399548
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 1, 2020
  • Sept. 10, 2016, in Mazyoneh, 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. 3041/CS307 37SCV399548

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 10th-11th, the Coalition report “Near Manbij, one strike destroyed an ISIL anti-air artillery system”.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]