Incident Summary:

10/11/2019: Assailants in Syria fired projectiles that struck a civilian residence in Suruc, Sanliurfa, Turkey. At least two people were killed and two other people were injured in the attack. This was one of two related incidents in areas bordering Syria on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description House
Nationality of Target Turkey
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
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority lowest reliable estimate is reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
People's Protection Units (YPG) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two Killed, 12 Wounded in Turkish Border Town After YPG Attack: Governor," New York Times, October 15, 2019.
"Turkey says Syria push 'won't stop' despite displacement concerns," Al Jazeera, October 11, 2019.
"Eight civilians killed in YPG attack from Syria," Turkish Daily, October 11, 2019.