Incident Summary:

09/24/2018: Assailants attacked stores and abducted an unknown number of people in Suwaidan Jazira, Deir ez-Zor, Syria. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Deir ez-Zor

Suwaidan Jazira

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Stores
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Al Khayr Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) 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 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"7 civilians killed as YPG/PKK raids Syrian village," Anadolu Agency (AA), September 24, 2018.
"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIS's Al-Bayan News Bulletin for 25 September," Summary, September 25, 2018.