Incident Summary:

06/06/2019: Assailants armed with projectiles and firearms attacked Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers in Kafr Houd, Hamah, Syria. This was one of three related incidents in different Hamah villages on the same day. At least 21 soldiers and 14 assailants were killed and there were an unknown number of injuries across all three clashes. Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and National Liberation Front (NLF-Syria) both claimed responsibility for the attacks.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kafr Houd

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 Forces
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Rockets, missiles, 130-mm cannons, and 23-mm machine guns were used in the attack.
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 represent a division of the total number killed across incidents 201906060008, 201906060010, 201906060011.
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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 12
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
"1ST LEAD," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 8, 2019.
"Syrian army responds to massive rebel attack in Hama," Xinhua General News Service, June 7, 2019.
"Rebels make advances against Syrian government troops in Hama," dpa-AFX International ProFeed, June 6, 2019.