Incident Summary:

08/31/2018: Assailants destroyed a bridge over the Orontes River at Al Ghab Plain in Idlib, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two similar attacks targeting different bridges over Orontes River on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the National Liberation Front (NLF-Syria).




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Orontes River on the Al Ghab plain.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bridge
Nationality of Target Syria
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Liberation Front (NLF-Syria) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebels blow up bridges in Idlib as troops prepare for battle," Oman Observer, August 31, 2018.
"Singapore: Idlib rebels blow up bridges to hamper expected assault," Channel NewsAsia Online, August 31, 2018.
"Syria rebels destroy bridges in anticipation of offensive,", August 31, 2018.