Incident Summary:

01/05/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the Municipal Stadium in Jableh, Lattakia, Syria. In addition to the assailant, at least 11 people were killed and 35 other people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201701050020

When:
2017-01-05

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lattakia

City:
Jableh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Municipal Stadium
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Al Sahil Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Syria's Civil War: Deaths as car bomb hits Jableh town," Al Jazeera, January 5, 2017."
"Nine dead in car bombing in Syrian town," Herald Sun, January 5, 2017."
"Deadly explosion in Syrian government stronghold Jableh," Deutsche Welle, January 5, 2017."