Incident Summary:

08/14/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near a Syrian Army base in Zahra neighborhood, Aleppo, Syria. Following the blast, assailants then attacked the base. At least nine people were killed in the incident. Both Ahrar al-Sham and Al-Sham Legion claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to the Shamiya 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: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Army
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosives-laden vehicle was 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ahrar al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Al-Sham Legion Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Shamiya Front No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
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
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"State PAO: Pan-Arab Media Highlights 16 August 2016," US Embassy Public Affairs Office, August 16, 2016.