Incident Summary:

04/05/2017: Assailants executed 33 civilians in Mayadin, Deir ez-Zor, Syria. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201704050044

When:
2017-04-05

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Deir ez-Zor

City:
Mayadin

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Mayadin district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 33
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Sharp tools were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 33 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 33
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
Sources
"ISIS kills dozens execution-style in Syria," CNN, April 6, 2017."
"Islamic State Group Kills 33 Men In Syria — Syrian Activists," Sundiata Post, April 6, 2017."
"ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 in Iraq attack," Ani News, April 6, 2017."