Incident Summary:

09/28/2017: Assailants, including suicide bombers in explosives-laden vehicles, attacked Syrian Army soldiers in Qaryatayn, Homs, Syria. At least 153 soldiers were killed and an unknown number of other soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash, which lasted until October 2, 2017. There were also an unknown number of assailant casualties in the incident. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 153 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 153
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Isis retakes town 200 miles into Syrian government territory in surprise counter attack; Militants manage to recapture al-Qaryatayn from Bashar al-Assad's army in first successful attack deep behind regime front line as it loses ground across east Syria," The Independent, October 2, 2017."
"Syrian Observatory: Daesh captures town from government," Nile International, October 1, 2017."
"Homs: Syrian Army Clashes with ISIL Suicide Attackers in Quaryatayn," Fars News Agency, October 1, 2017."