Incident Summary:

11/14/2017: Assailants attacked a Syrian Army base in Harasta, Damascus governorate, Syria. At least 37 soldiers and dozens of assailants were killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Ahrar al-Sham.

GTD ID:
201711140032

When:
2017-11-14

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Harasta

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Damascus district.

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 Base
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ahrar al-Sham No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 61 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 61
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 24
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Syrian army foils major offensive near Damascus," Xinhua General News Service, November 14, 2017."
"IS attack kills 26 displaced people in Syria," The Nation Pakistan, November 18, 2017."
"Syrian Army Repels Major Militant Attack Near Damascus," Enews.Shafaqna.com, November 14, 2017."