Incident Summary:

07/27/2016: Assailants fired projectiles that landed and detonated in Hawsh al-Farah, Rif Dimashq, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Southern Front and Jaysh al-Islam (Syria) separately claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusrah Front.

GTD ID:
201607270047

When:
2016-07-27

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rif Dimashq

City:
Hawsh al-Farah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Haush al-Farah 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/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortar grenades 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 Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
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
"ISIL, Jabhat al-Nusra attack populated localities in Aleppo, Damascus, Hama provinces - Russian Defense Ministry," Interfax, July 27, 2016.
"Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 29 July 2016," Summary, July 29, 2016.