Incident Summary:

02/16/2013: Armed assailants attacked a village in the Quasyr region of Homs governorate, Syria. This was one of three attacks on villages in the Quasyr region on this day. The assailants moved on foot and used multiple rocket launchers. Six people, including five attackers, were killed across the three attacks and at least 13 people were injured in the attacks. No group claimed responsibility; however, the Syrian National Council claims the attacks were carried out by Hezbollah.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Qusayr district

Location Details:
Incident occurred in village near border with Lebanon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rocket launchers were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of the total number killed and wounded covering incidents 201302160014, 201302160015, and 201302160016.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"3 Lebanon Shiites dead in Syria fighting: Hezbollah," Agence France Presse -- English, February 17, 2013.
"Two Hezbollah members, 12 rebels killed in Syria battles," Lebanon Daily Star, February 17, 2013.
"Syrian Groups Condemn Hizbullah Attack on Villages Near Lebanon," Israel National News, February 18, 2013.