Incident Summary:

01/21/2018: Assailants in Syria fired rockets into Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey. This was one of two related rocket attacks that occurred within a span of a few hours in Reyhanli on this date. One person was killed and 46 others were injured across the attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the People's Protection Units (YPG). The YPG denied responsibility.




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Reyhanli City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Multiple 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201801210017 and 201801210018.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
People's Protection Units (YPG) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Turkish troops enter Afrin in northern Syria as offensive against Kurds continues; Turkish military is aiming to carve out a 30km'safe zone' within Syria to protect their border and push out the region's Kurdish population," The Independent, January 21, 2018.
"Rockets from Syria injure 37 in southern Turkey," Anadolu Ajansi, January 21, 2018.
"Rockets from Syria injure 37 in southern Turkey: State media," Turkish Daily, January 21, 2018.