Incident Summary:

03/06/2016: Assailants fired projectiles that landed and detonated in Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood, Aleppo, Syria. At least 13 people were killed while 40 others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Al-Nusrah Front, Shamiya Front, Ahrar al-Sham, Nur-al-Din al-Zinki Movement, Caucasian Army al-Osra, and the Free Syrian Army, although other sources doubted whether the Free Syrian Army was involved in the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Sheikh Maqsud Neighborhood
Specific Description Neighborhood
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Rockets and mortars were 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ahrar al-Sham No
Al-Nusrah Front No
Shamiya Front No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"13 killed in rocket fire in Syria's Aleppo," Xinhua General News Service, March 6, 2016."