Incident Summary:

01/25/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at an Ahrar Al-Sham checkpoint in Sukari neighborhood, Aleppo city, Aleppo governorate, Syria. In addition to the bomber, at least 23 people, including 19 group members and four civilians, were killed and an unknown number of other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sukari neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Ahrar Al-Sham
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"PHOTO:In this file photo, firefighters extinguish a fire after Daesh terrorists' car-bomb attack against Ahrar ash-Sham Headquarters in Aleppo, Syria, Jan. 25, 2016.," ABC News, February 25, 2016."
"Truck bomb in Syria's Aleppo kills 23," Manila Times, January 26, 2016."
"Car bomb in Syria's Aleppo kills 23, including fighters: monitor," France24, January 25, 2016."