Incident Summary:

04/06/2017: Assailants armed with firearms attacked Maardis town in Hamah, Syria. At least 21 soldiers were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham.

GTD ID:
201704060047

When:
2017-04-06

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hamah

City:
Mardes

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Hamah district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Maardis Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
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
"At Least 21 Government Troops Killed in Fighting in Central Syria," Latin American Herald Tribune, April 7, 2017."