Incident Summary:

12/12/2018: An explosive device detonated near Kurdistan 24 journalists Akram Salih and Haitham Hassan outside Hajin, Deir ez-Zor, Syria. Neither Salih, a reporter, nor Hassan, a camera operator, were injured as there were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201812120015

When:
2018-12-12

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Deir ez-Zor

City:
Near Hajin

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Kurdistan 24
Specific Description Journalists
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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 Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) 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
Sources
"Islamic State Bomb Explodes Beside Journalists Near Deir Ezzor," Yahoo! Singapore, December 13, 2018.