Incident Summary:

06/18/2019: Assailants attacked Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) positions in Kafr Houd, Hamah, Syria. Emad al-Bargas, a Baath Arab Socialist Party member, was killed in the incident. This was one of two similar attacks in different Hamah villages on the same day. At least 14 soldiers and 15 assailants were killed and an unknown number of people were injured across both clashes. Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kafr Houd

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
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
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 Casualties represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201906180024 and 201906180025.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham 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 23 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 23
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 16
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Syria clashes kill 55 fighters: monitor," Gulf Times, June 18, 2019.
"Syria clashes between regime and extremists kill 45 fighters," The Gulf Today, June 18, 2019.
"Terrorism: Roundup of Official Tahrir al-Sham Corps Messages 20-21 June 2019," Summary, June 20, 2019.