Incident Summary:

05/10/2020: Assailants attacked security forces in Tanjara, Sahl al-Ghab, Hamah, Syria. At least 22 people, including 15 soldiers and 7 assailants, were killed in the ensuing clash. Incite the Believers claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to Horas al-Din.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Army
Specific Description Military Positions
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
Mortars and machine guns 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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hurras al-Din No
Incite the Believers 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 22 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 7
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militants attack Syrian troops on edge of rebel stronghold," Associated Press Newswires, May 10, 2020.
"Northwest Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce-- monitor," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), May 12, 2020.
"Army repels terrorist attack on military position in al-Ghab area, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists," Impact News Service, May 13, 2020.