Incident Summary:

11/03/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) checkpoint in Hadar, Quneitra, Syria. Following the blast, additional assailants armed with rockets and firearms then attacked the village. In addition to the assailant, at least nine people were killed and 23 other people were injured in the blast. There were also an unknown number of additional casualties in the ensuing clash. Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham claimed responsibility and stated that the incident was carried out in retaliation for military operations in Western Ghouta. Sources also attributed the attack to the Free Syrian Army.

GTD ID:
201711030010

When:
2017-11-03

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Quneitra

City:
Hadar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Quneitra district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Hadar Village
Specific Description Village
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle, rockets, and firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Free Syrian Army No
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Clashes follow suicide attack in Syria's Quneitra," Al Jazeera, November 3, 2017."
"Regime media: 9 dead in attack on Golan town," Gulf News, November 4, 2017."
"Suicide attack on government-held area in Syria kills nine," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 3, 2017."