Incident Summary:

01/31/2018: Assailants in Syria fired two rockets into Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey. One person was killed and another was injured in the attack. This was one of two rocket attacks that occurred within a span of a few hours in Reyhanli on this date. "No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the People's Protection Units (YPG), which denied involvement.




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 Gultepe Neighborhood
Specific Description Neighborhood
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
A rocket was 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 The victims included civilian Fatma Avlar.
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 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Reyhanli - Teen killed in Turkey by rockets from Syria: official," AFP (North European Service), January 31, 2018.
"Syria Kurds claim striking positions in Turkey," Oman Observer, February 18, 2018.
"YPG rocket attacks kill teenage girl in Turkey's Reyhanli," TRT World, January 31, 2018.