Incident Summary:

05/31/2020: Snipers opened fire on firefighters responding to crop fires northwest of Tall Tamr, 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 a Turkish-backed militia.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Hasakah

Near Tall Tamr

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Firefighters
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Sniper rifles 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Turkish-backed militia 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.