Incident Summary:

07/21/2015: Assailants fired several rockets at Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers and militia members in Kafrayah town, Idlib governorate, Syria. This was one of two related projectile attacks in Idlib on the same day. At least seven soldiers were killed and hundreds of others were injured between the two incidents. The Aleppo Fatah Operations Room claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, sources also attributed the incidents to the Free Syrian Army.

GTD ID:
201507210037

When:
2015-07-21

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Idlib

City:
Kafrayah

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 Soldiers
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kafrayah Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Members
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Three hundred improvised rockets and mortars were used in this and another similar 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 a division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201507210037, and 201507210038. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Aleppo Fatah Operations Room Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Free Syrian Army 101st Battalion No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Rebels rain rockets on Syrian villages," The Gulf Today, July 22, 2015.
"Rebels unlikely to find success in Aleppo," AlMonitor, July 30, 2015.
"Syrian Unrest: Roundup of Opposition, Pan-Arab Reports on Field Incidents 21 July 2015," OSC Summary, July 21, 2015.