Incident Summary:

04/18/2016: Assailants, including suicide bombers in explosives-laden vehicles, attacked Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers in Khirbat al-Naqus, Hamah, Syria. There were an unknown number of casualties in the incident. Jund al-Aqsa claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to Al-Nusrah Front.

GTD ID:
201604180046

When:
2016-04-18

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hamah

City:
Khirbat al-Naqus

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldiers
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 Vehicle
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 Sources also noted that Turkmen and Chechen fighters participated in the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front No
Jund al-Aqsa Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Syria rebels vow retaliatory attacks," BBC, April 18, 2016.
"UPDATE 2-Rebels launch attacks in western Syria, heavy government air raids - monitor," Reuters UK, April 18, 2016.
"JUND AL-AQSA CLAIMS SUICIDE BOMBING IN SAHL AL-GHAB, NORTHWEST OF HAMA," SITE Intel Group, April 18, 2016.