Incident Summary:

07/19/2017: Assailants opened fire on Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) in eastern Ghutah, Damascus governorate, Syria. At least 28 soldiers were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Jaysh al-Islam (Syria).

GTD ID:
201707190023

When:
2017-07-19

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Ghutah

Location Details:
The incident occurred in eastern Ghutah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldiers
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 28 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 28
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
"SOHR says 38 killed in clashes between opposition groups in idlib," TRT World, July 20, 2017."
"Monitor: 28 Syrian soldiers killed in rebel ambush near Damascus," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 20, 2017."