Incident Summary:

05/27/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting a Turkish military convoy along the M-4 highwat in Ghassaniyeh, Idlib, Syria. At least one Turkish soldier was killed and another was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to The Turkestan Islamic Party.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Ghassaniyeh

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Turkestan Islamic Party No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Explosive devices target Turkish military convoy in northern Syria," Xinhua News Agency, May 27, 2020.
"Russian military reveals who was behind attack on Turkish Army in Idlib," Al-Masdar News (Sana'a, Yemen), May 28, 2020.
"SOHR: One Turkish soldier and one officer were seriously injured in Idlib,", May 27, 2020.