Incident Summary:

07/22/2016: Assailants fired projectiles at Al-Nayrab Airbase outside of Aleppo city, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Al-Sham Legion claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to Al-Nusrah Front.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Aleppo

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Al-Nayrab Airbase.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity al-Nayrab Airport
Specific Description Airport
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A Kornet missile, rocket launchers, 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front No
Al-Sham Legion Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Russian Terrorism and Counterterrorism Highlights 22 July 2016," Summary, July 22, 2016.
"Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 22 July 2016," Summary, July 22, 2016.