Incident Summary:

09/10/2013: Assailants attacked the Alawite village of Maksar al-Hesan, al-Mokhram region, Homs governorate, Syria. There were 22 people killed, including seven women and four children, in this attack. The Al-Nusrah Front claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Maksar al-Hesan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Maksar al-Hissan Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 22 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Women and children among dead in Syrian Alawite village: monitors," Reuters, September 12, 2013.
"11 dead in regime air strike on Syria field hospital: NGO," Agence France Presse -- English, September 11, 2013.
"Islamist rebels kill 12 Alawites in Syrian village,", September 11, 2013.