Incident Summary:

12/14/2014: Assailants launched projectiles that landed near Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers and detonated in Handarat town, Aleppo governorate, Syria. There were an unknown number of casualties in the blasts. Both the Free Syrian Army and the Ansar al-Din Front claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 Soldiers
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/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Artillery 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
Ansar al-Din Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Free Syrian Army 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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
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
"Syria fighting heats up in Aleppo, Idlib," Lebanon Daily Star, December 14, 2014.
"Syrian Unrest: Roundup of Opposition, Pan-Arab Reports on Field Incidents 16 December 2014," OSC Summary, December 16, 2014.
"Syria: Jihadist Groups Operational Claims Roundup; 11-20 December 2014," OSC Summary, December 11, 2014.