Incident Summary:

04/01/2016: Assailants fired projectiles at Syrian Army soldiers in Al-Eis, Aleppo, Syria. Following this initial assault, three suicide bombers in explosives-laden vehicles detonated near the soldiers. At least 40 people, including 24 soldiers and 16 assailants, were killed and an unknown number of other people were injured in the attack and ensuing clash. Al-Nusrah Front claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to Jund al-Aqsa, Ahrar al-Sham, and Ajnad al-Sham.

GTD ID:
201604010023

When:
2016-04-01

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Aleppo

City:
Al-Eis

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Army
Specific Description Soldiers
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 Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden vehicles, mortars, and rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Ahrar al-Sham No
Al-Nusrah Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Jund al-Aqsa No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 40 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 40
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 16
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Nusra Front, Syrian rebels attack government forces near Aleppo, gain ground," Ynet News, April 2, 2016."
"Rebels storm strategic village in southern Aleppo," Al-Masdar News, April 1, 2016."
"Nusra Front, Syrian rebels attack government forces near Aleppo, gain ground," MyInforms, April 2, 2016."