Incident Summary:

05/31/2020: Assailants set fire to civilian residences and farmland in Anik al-Hawa, Al Hasakah, Syria. No casualties were reported in the attack. This was one of four related attacks in the area on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Free Syrian Army.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Hasakah

Anik al-Hawa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Farmland
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residences
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Free Syrian Army Syrian National Army (SNA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Syrian Homes Set Ablaze by Turkish-Backed Militants in Hasakah," Islam Times, June 2, 2020.
"Turkey-backed rebels 'set fire to crops' in northeast Syria," BBC Monitoring, June 2, 2020.