Incident Summary:

02/21/2017: Assailants attacked Free Syrian Army (FSA) positions in Tasil, Daraa, Syria. At least 24 civilians were killed in the incident. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Khaled Ibn al-Walid Army.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Izra district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Free Syrian Army (FSA)
Specific Description Positions
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Tanks were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. This attack may have been the result of fighting between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khaled Ibn al-Walid Army No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
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
"In surprise attack, IS affiliate captures land near Israeli-Syrian border," The Times Of Israel, February 21, 2017."
"Isis-affiliated fighters seize Syrian territory near Israeli border in surprise attack; Executions of civilians reporter in town recaptured by jihadist forces in large dawn offensive," The Independent, February 21, 2017."
"BBCM -- Profile: IS affiliated group Khaled Bin al-Walid," BBC Monitoring, December 4, 2017."