Incident Summary:

07/19/2017: Assailants attacked Syrian Army soldiers in al-Waer Valley near the border in Homs governorate, Syria. More than 20 soldiers were killed in the incident. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201707190041

When:
2017-07-19

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Homs

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the al-Waer Valley in the al-Badia desert area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"ISIS Claims Attack On Syrian Army Near Iraqi Border," BBC Monitoring, July 19, 2017."
"Islamic State retakes areas east of Homs by surprise attack," Iraqi News, July 20, 2017."