Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS413

Incident date

January 16, 2016

Location

منبج, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.52815, 37.95495 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Five to 13 civilians including six children were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Manbij, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that at least three non-combatants were killed, including two children, when suspected Russian warplanes shelled Manbij on January 16th.

But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – also blaming Russian forces – put the confirmed death toll higher at five (“at least four of them are children“). They also said that there was information about the death of another child, but did not provide any more details.

According to @MenbijCoordinat, six civilians died and an unspecified number were wounded in a bombardment by warplanes, though they did not identify the planes.

According to a brief post by the Shaam News Network, 13 died in raids by Russian warplanes.

Radio Al Kul also blamed Russia, putting the death toll at 13 in 27 raids.

Al Jisr also put the death toll at 13 and said Russia was responsible.

Alaan TV blamed “Russian aggression” and said that 13 victims included five children.

Step News Agency said that there had been more than 25 raids by the regime and Russia, killing 13 in Manbij.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (3)

Family members (3)

  • Amani Child female listed as killed in Raqqa because they came from there, but for three of them it says they died in Manbij, while one of them say Aleppo but does not specify where killed
  • Brother of Amani Child male listed as killed in Raqqa because they came from there, but for three of them it says they died in Manbij, while one of them say Aleppo but does not specify where killed
  • Aunt of Amani Adult female listed as killed in Raqqa because they came from there, but for three of them it says they died in Manbij, while one of them say Aleppo but does not specify where killed
  • Aloush al-Hamdoush al-Shino Adult male killed
  • Jasem al-Aloush Adult male listed as killed in Raqqa because they came from there, but for three of them it says they died in Manbij, while one of them say Aleppo but does not specify where killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 13
  • (6 children1 woman2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Thirteen people were killed and tens injured in Manbij east of Aleppo after airstrikes by the (alleged) Russian, strikes also targeted Tal Rifaat and Ihress in the northern countryside." (via, Al Jisir TV)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its report for military actions on January 19 2016, the Kremlin reports carrying out strikes in Aleppo governorate: “In the course of the last four days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 157 combat sorties engaging 579 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure in the provinces of Aleppo, Raqqah, Latakia, Homs, Hama and Deir ez-Zor.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 13
  • (6 children1 woman2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]