Incident Summary:

05/21/2019: Assailants, including suicide bombers, attacked Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers in Kafr Nabudah, Hamah, Syria. At least nine soldiers and 14 assailants were killed and an unknown number of other soldiers and assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and the National Liberation Front (NLF-Syria) separately claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kafr Nabudah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Forces
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 Vehicle
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle, explosives-laden vests, tanks, and artillery were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
National Liberation Front (NLF-Syria) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 23 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 23
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 14
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"UPDATE," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 22, 2019.
"Dozens killed as rebels launch counter-attack in Syria," Al Jazeera, May 21, 2019.
"Roundup: Syrian army withdraws from key town in Hama after rebels' counter-offensive," Xinhua General News Service, May 23, 2019.