Incident Summary:

08/10/2015: An explosive device planted in a tunnel detonated in Fuah village, Idlib governorate, Syria. At least 20 people were killed and an unknown number of others were injured in the blast. This was one of three bombings carried out by the same group of assailants in Idlib on this date. Jaish al-Fatah (Syria) claimed responsibility for the incidents. However, sources separately attributed the attacks to Al-Nusrah Front and Ahrar al-Sham.

GTD ID:
201508100118

When:
2015-08-10

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Idlib

City:
Fuah

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
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ahrar al-Sham No
Al-Nusrah Front No
Jaish al-Fatah (Syria) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Roundup: Jihadi militants attack besieged Shiite towns in Syria," Xinhua General News Service, August 10, 2015.
"SOHR: Violent attack launched by Jabhat al- Nusra the rebel and Islamist factions on the town of al- Fu&...," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, August 10, 2015.
"Two northwest Syrian villages under siege and assault by NATO-backed 'moderates'," Rabble.ca, August 18, 2015.