Incident Summary:

08/11/2016: Assailants fired projectiles at the Castello Shopping Center in Aleppo city, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Both the Southern Front and the Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusrah Front.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Castello Shopping Center
Specific Description Shopping Center
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
Mortars and improvised rocket launchers 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Free Syrian Army Jaish al-Tahrir Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Southern Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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 11 August 2016," Summary, August 11, 2016.
"Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 11 August 2016," Summary, August 11, 2016.