Incident Summary:

08/31/2016: Assailants armed with firearms attacked Suran, Hamah, Syria. This was one of three related incidents in Hama on the same day. At least 50 assailants were killed and 70 others were injured across all three assaults. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Jund al-Aqsa, Al-Sham Legion, and the Free Syrian Army.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Soran Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201608310034, 201608310035, and 201608310036.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Sham Legion No
Free Syrian Army No
Jund al-Aqsa No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 7
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 10
"Jets Bomb Syrian Rebels as They Wage Big Attack in Hama Province," New York Times, September 1, 2016.
"Syrian army kills 50 rebels in foiling attacks in Hama,", August 31, 2016.
"Jund Al-Aqsa captures Souran in northern Hama," Al-Masdar News, August 31, 2016.