Incident Summary:

05/27/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near the Shiuab Mosque in Idlib, Syria. At least five people were killed and 30 others were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201605270033

When:
2016-05-27

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Idlib

City:
Idlib

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Shiuab Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb hits Shuiab Mosque in rebel-held Idlib, Syria," EuroNews, May 27, 2016."
"Car bombs rip through Syria's Idlib," Reuters UK, May 27, 2016."
"VIDEO: 35 Killed and Injured Aftermath of Blast Near Shuiab Mosque in Idlib," ALALME, May 28, 2016."