Incident Summary:

12/29/2018: Assailants opened fire on Marwan al-Fiteh between al-Hasakah and Deir-ez-Zor in Deir ez-Zor district, Deir ez-Zor, Syria. Al-Fiteh, the Deir-ez-Zor Legislative Council co-chair, was killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Deir ez-Zor

Deir ez-Zor district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between the cities of Deir ez-Zor and Hasakah.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Syrian People’s Assembly
Specific Description Legislative Council Co-chair: Marwan al-Fiteh
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Terrorism Digest: 22-23 Sep 19," BBC Monitoring, September 23, 2019.