Incident Summary:

10/19/2015: Assailants fired projectiles at Russian Armed Forces soldiers in An Nabi Yunus, Lattakia governorate, Syria. At least three soldiers were killed and more than 15 others were injured in the attack. Jaish al-Fatah (Syria) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201510190044

When:
2015-10-19

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lattakia

City:
An Nabi Yunus

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Russian Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Shells were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish al-Fatah (Syria) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three Russians killed in Syria, says pro-government source," WA Today, October 20, 2015.
"At least three Russians killed, 15 wounded in attack by Syrian rebels near Latakia," ARA News, October 21, 2015.