Incident Summary:

09/19/2017: Assailants armed with rockets attacked the Hama Military Airport near Hamah city, Syria. This was one of five related incidents in Hamah on the same day. At least 19 soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were killed across all five attacks. Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham claimed responsibility and stated that the incidents were carried out in retaliation for a recent agreement between the governments of Syria, Russia, Iran, and Turkey on several de-escalation zones in Syria. Sources also attributed the attacks to the Turkestan Islamic Party, Jeish al-Nokhbah, multiple Free Syrian Army factions, the Free Idlib Army, and Al-Nasir Army (Syria).

GTD ID:
201709190025

When:
2017-09-19

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hamah

City:
Near Hamah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Hama Military Airport
Specific Description Airbase
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed across incidents 201709190024, 201709190025, 201709190026, 201709190027, and 201709190028.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Free Syrian Army Jaysh al-Nukhba; Al-Izzah No
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Turkestan Islamic Party No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Jihadist attack triggers airstrikes on hospitals in northern Syria," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, September 19, 2017.
"Militants assault government targets in Syria, complicating cease-fire efforts," The Washington Post, September 20, 2017.
"Al-Qaeda-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops," Egypt Independent, September 19, 2017.