Incident Summary:

06/08/2020: Assailants, including suicide bombers in explosives-laden vehicles, attacked a military point in Fatatra village, Hamah, Syria. This was one of two coordinated attacks in the area on the same day. At least 41 people, including 19 soldiers and 22 assailants, were killed across both attacks and ensuing clashes. Incite the Believers claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to Hurras al-Din.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Fatatra village

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Sahel al-Ghab.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Forces
Nationality of Target Syria
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 Vehicle
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 represent a division of the total number of those killed across incidents 202006080009 and 202006080010.
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 21 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 11
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Syrian army confronts rebel attack in Hama, 41 killed," Xinhua General News Service, June 9, 2020.
"Clashes between government troops, rebels in north-west Syria kill 41," dpa-AFX International ProFeed, June 8, 2020.
"BBCM Middle East and North Africa Watchlist for 9 June," BBC Monitoring Middle East and North Africa Watchlist, June 9, 2020.