Incident Summary:

09/17/2013: A car bomb detonated at the Bab Al-Hawa border crossing in Al-Dana town, Idlib governorate, Syria. The blast killed at least seven people and wounded 20 others. Several nearby vehicles were also damaged in this attack. No group claimed responsibility for this incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Ad-Dana

Location Details:
Incident occrred at Bab al-Hawa border crossing

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Free Syrian Army (FSA)
Specific Description Bab al-Hawa Border Crossing
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 Vehicle
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 majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebels: explosion on Syrian side kills 15," Xinhua News Agency, September 18, 2013."
"Car Bomb Said Exploded at Syria-Turkey Crossing," Hurriyet Daily News Online, September 17, 2013."
"Car bomb explodes at Syria-Turkey crossing - activists," Reuters UK, September 17, 2013."