Incident Summary:

09/03/2019: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Othman al-Hasan near Bab al-Hawa, Dana, Idlib, Syria. Al-Hasan, a Syrian American Medical Society doctor, was injured in the assault. This was one of two attacks targeting the doctor on the same evening. Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham claimed responsibility for the incidents and stated that the victim was misidentified as a kidnapper.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Bab al-Hawa

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Harem district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Syrian American Medical Society
Specific Description Doctor: Othman al-Hasan
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Unknown Weapon Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"World: Attacks on Health Care Monthly News Brief - September 2019," Nigeria News Shafaqna, October 22, 2019.