Incident Summary:

03/06/2018: Assailants armed with projectiles and firearms attacked Syrian Army posts in Shir al-Sihab, Lattakia, Syria. An unknown number of assailants were killed and injured in the ensuing clash. This was one of three incidents targeting military checkposts near Jabal al-Qalat Mountain on the same day. The 1st Coastal Brigade of the Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the attacks. Sources also attributed the incidents to Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and Tajamo Ansar al-Islam.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shir al-Sihab

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
TOW missiles and machine guns 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Free Syrian Army 1st Coastal Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Tajamo Ansar al-Islam No
Turkestan Islamic Party No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
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
"Syrian Army continues operations against terrorists in Ghouta,", March 7, 2018.
"BBCM: Rebels Reportedly Attack Syria's Coast to 'Ease Pressure' on Ghouta," BBC Monitoring, March 6, 2018.