Incident Summary:

07/22/2016: Assailants fired projectiles that landed and detonated in Irbin, Damascus governorate, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Southern Front claimed responsibility and stated that the incident was carried out in retaliation for military operations. The Free Syrian Army separately claimed responsibility while sources also attributed the attack to Al-Nusrah Front, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and Jaysh al-Islam (Syria).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Arbil Suburb
Specific Description Suburb
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Artillery and a locally-made Umar launcher 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front No
Free Syrian Army Al-Rahman Corps 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
"Russian Terrorism and Counterterrorism Highlights 22 July 2016," Summary, July 22, 2016.
"Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 22 July 2016," Summary, July 22, 2016.