Incident Summary:

11/18/2016: Assailants fired rockets that landed and detonated in Salyhiah neighborhood, Damascus, Syria. At least one person was killed and three others were injured in the incident. This was one of five projectile attacks in different Damascus neighborhoods on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Jaysh al-Islam (Syria).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Salyhiah neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity al-Salyhiah Neighborhood
Specific Description Neighborhood
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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
Rockets were used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaysh al-Islam (Syria) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Battle for Aleppo escalates, U.N. sees 'bleak moment'," Reuters UK, November 18, 2016.
"4 Killed, 14 Injured in Terrorist Rocket Attacks in Damascus, Aleppo Neighborhoods," ALALME, November 18, 2016.
"War planes, rebels attack towns, areas around Damascus," Syrian Space Channel Television, November 18, 2016.