Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS817

Incident date

May 29, 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

Between 13 and 15 civilians including two children died and 22 others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Manbij, according to two local sources.

The media activist Ahmed al-Mohammad told Edorar that 13 civilians died in a Russian strike on buildings in the city, “emphasizing that four missiles targeted a three-storey residential building in the neighborhood of al Rabita street, which brought the building down and killed and wounded those inside. He added that eight people people have been identified, including two children, while the rest of the bodies are still unidentified dead, due to them being burnt and blown into pieces”.

According to Syria News Desk, four Russian strikes killed 15 non-combatants, wounded 22 more and destroyed residential buildings. Shahed-Alep news reported that warplanes also targeted a bakery and a residential building under which a whole family became trapped under the rubble.

Syria Post was the only source to blame regime airstrikes, while the Syrian Network said “the regime and its allies” were responsible.

The names of six of the dead, including one 6-year old child were published by the Syrian Human Rights Committee (see below)

Blogger Imad Osman reported the following: “In a second raid two missiles hit the neighborhood of Jarablos Road. The first missile fell at al Milhem bakeries without news of injuries. The secondn missile fell on a house in the building of the medical labs opposite the clinic of Dr. Na’assan Arab. The struck house house belonged to the family of Abu Jassem and the entire family is under the rubble now.”

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Amani Hayran or Jiran six years old killed
  • Wi’am Jiran 19 years old killed
  • Hussein al Muhtadi Age unknown male from al Orja killed
  • Aqeel Juma al Muhtadi Age unknown from al Orja killed
  • Badir Saleh Al’Ama Age unknown killed
  • Shukri Abu Idris, the brother of Abu Aws Age unknown male at the time of the strike he was in Kamel pharmacy killed
  • Hassan Mohamed Wallo Age unknown male IDP from al Shioukh killed
  • Mohammed Rahmani Age unknown

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13 – 15
  • (2 children2 women1–5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    22
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath or an airstrike on Manbij, May 29th (via Syrian Newsdesk)
  • Bodies are lined up following an alleged Russian raid on Manbij, May 29th (via Syrian Press Center)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13 – 15
  • (2 children2 women1–5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    22
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]