Incident Summary:

04/27/2019: Assailants opened fire on Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) posts along Zammar-Hreish Road in Zammar, Aleppo, Syria. This was one of two coordinated attacks targeting SAF posts in Aleppo on the same day. At least 17 soldiers were killed and 30 other soldiers were injured while there were an unknown number of assailant casualties across both incidents. Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and Incite the Believers separately claimed responsibility for the attacks. Sources also attributed the attack to Hurras al-Din.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Zammar-Hreish road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Posts
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Members
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers reflect a division of the total number of those killed/wounded across incidents 201904270019 and 201904270020.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Hurras al-Din No
Incite the Believers Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Monitor: Attacks on Syrian forces in Aleppo countryside kill 17," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, April 27, 2019.
"Militant attacks kill 17 soldiers in north Syria; Militant attacks kill 17 soldiers in north Syria," The Canadian Press, April 27, 2019.
"Syria: Jihadis kill dozens of government soldiers in Aleppo," Deutsche Welle, April 27, 2019.