Incident Summary:

11/16/2018: Assailants attacked Syrian Army soldiers in Al-Ghab plains near Sirmaniyah, Hamah, Syria. At least 22 soldiers and five assailants were killed and an unknown number of soldiers and assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Hurras al-Din.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Sirmaniyah

Location Details:
The incident occurred on al-Ghab plains near the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Army
Specific Description Soldiers
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hurras al-Din No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 27 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 27
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"9 Syrian soldiers kill due to rebels attack on military positions," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), November 17, 2018.
"Militants kill 9 Syria govt fighters," Oman Observer, November 16, 2018.
"Militants kill 22 regime fighters near Syria’s Idlib: monitor," Gulf Times, November 16, 2018.