Incident Summary:

03/19/2020: Two roadside explosive devices detonated targeting a Turkish patrol along the M4 highway in Muhambal, Idlib, Syria. One soldier was killed and many others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Hurras al-Din.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Muhambal

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the M4 highway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Turkey
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two roadside bombs were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hurras al-Din No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two roadside bombs explode in northwestern Syria," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), March 21, 2020.
"Roadside bombs kill Turkish soldier in northwestern Syria," Xinhua General News Service, March 20, 2020.
"Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria’s Idlib," DAWN Group, March 20, 2020.