Incident Summary:

05/03/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated in a tunnel under an Air Force Intelligence Directorate building in Zahra neighborhood, Aleppo, Syria. At least 46 Liwa al-Quds members were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Nur-al-Din al-Zinki Movement and Al-Nusrah Front.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Zahra neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Air Force Intelligence Directorate
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Liwa al-Quds
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 No
Nur-al-Din al-Zinki Movement No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 46 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 46
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pro-regime militia mourns 50 militants in Aleppo," Zaman al-Wasl, May 8, 2016."
"Dozens dead and wounded in rebel attack on Syrian government hospital in Aleppo," Telegraph, May 3, 2016."
"Casualties Reported After Car Bomb Explodes in Aleppo's Al-Zahra Quarter – Militia," RIA Novosti, May 3, 2016."