Incident Summary:

07/03/2016: Assailants fired mortars at Syrian Army troops in Harasta, Damascus, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Jaysh al-Islam (Syria) and the Southern Front separately claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201607030036

When:
2016-07-03

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Harasta

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Army
Specific Description Troops
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars 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
Jaysh al-Islam (Syria) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Southern Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Four truce breaches observed in Syria in past 24 hours - Russian Defense Ministry," Russia & CIS General Newswire, July 4, 2016.
"Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 4 July 2016," Summary, July 4, 2016.