Incident Summary:

04/27/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the entrance to the Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) Al-Qarmeed Camp outside of Musaybeen, Idlib governorate, Syria. Following the blast, assailants, including another suicide bomber, attacked the base. In addition to the two suicide bombers, at least 15 soldiers were killed in the incident. Ahrar al-Sham claimed responsibility for the attack. However, sources attributed the incident to Al-Nusrah Front and Jund al-Aqsa.

GTD ID:
201504270083

When:
2015-04-27

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Idlib

City:
Near Musaybeen

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Army
Specific Description Al-Qarmeed Camp
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Melee
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden truck containing two tons of explosives was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ahrar al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Al-Nusrah Front No
Jund al-Aqsa No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 17 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Syria regime suffers another defeat," Lebanon Daily Star, April 28, 2015.
"Militants overrun Syrian military base near Idlib city," Philippines News Agency, April 27, 2015.
"Iran/Syria: Islamist Rebels Capture Army Base in Syria's Idlib Province," Thai News Service, April 30, 2015.