Incident Summary:

08/01/2013: Assailants shelled a weapons cache in the southeastern district of Wadi al-Dahab area, Homs city, Homs governorate, Syria. Forty people were killed, 160 others were wounded and the building was damaged in the attack. Liwa al-Haqq claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201308010001

When:
2013-08-01

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Homs

City:
Homs

Location Details:
The incident took place in the Wadi al-Dahab area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Ammunitions Depot
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Liwa al-Haqq Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 40 Fatalities / 160 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 40
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 160
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Ammo dump blast kills 'at least 40' in Syria's Homs," Agence France Presse -- English, August 1, 2013."
"Reports: Deadly explosions hit Syria's Homs," Al Jazeera, August 2, 2013."
"Huge explosion hits Syria's Homs city: video," Reuters, August 1, 2013."