Incident Summary:

07/20/2016: Assailants fired rockets at a government headquarters in Baath, Quneitra, Syria. There were an unknown number of casualties in the attack. The Southern Front claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to Al-Nusrah Front.

GTD ID:
201607200035

When:
2016-07-20

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Quneitra

City:
Baath

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Quneitra
Specific Description Headquarters
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
An Omar surface-to-surface rocket weighing 2,270 kilograms and measuring 6.2 meters long was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front No
Southern Front Salaheddin Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Explosions hit Syrian town near Golan Heights," Reuters UK, July 20, 2016.
"Kerry says US and Russia plan ‘concrete’ Syria steps," Turkish Daily, July 20, 2016.
"Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 20 July 2016," Summary, July 20, 2016.