Incident Summary:

07/22/2013: Assailants attacked soldiers and civilians in the town of Khan al-Assal, Aleppo governorate, Syria. The attack, which lasted two days, resulted in 123 deaths and an unknown number of injuries. Al-Nusrah Front claimed responsibility for this attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Khan al-Assal

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front 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 123 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 123
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Syrian opposition condemns alleged executions of soldiers, says it will investigate,", July 28, 2013."
"123 killed by Syrian rebels in Aleppo Province: SANA," Azeri-Press news agency (APA), July 27, 2013."
"150 Syrian soldiers killed by opposition forces in northern Aleppo: NGO (Video)," AllVoices, July 27, 2013."