Incident Summary:

09/16/2016: Assailants fired projectiles at Syrian Army soldiers in Eastern Ghutah neighborhood, Damascus, Syria. There were an unknown number of casualties in the ensuing clash. The Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to Jaysh al-Islam (Syria).

GTD ID:
201609160018

When:
2016-09-16

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Damascus

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Eastern Ghutah neighborhood.

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 Soldiers
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.)
Unknown
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Free Syrian Army Al-Rahman Corps Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Jaysh al-Islam (Syria) No
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 Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Heavy shelling shakes Syrian truce," NEWS.com.au, September 16, 2016.
"Syrian Army Repels Terrorists' Attacks in Eastern Damascus," Fars News Agency, September 16, 2016.