Incident Summary:

09/06/2016: Assailants fired projectiles at the Castello Shopping Center in Aleppo city, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the incident. This was one of five projectile attacks in different neighborhoods of Aleppo on the same day. Al-Sham Legion claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attacks to the Al-Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

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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
Tanks, antitank guided missiles, Katyusha rockets, and mortars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
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
"Militants shell shopping center, 2 districts, air force school and arms storages in Syria's Aleppo - Russian Defense Ministry," Russia & CIS Military Newswire, September 7, 2016.
"ISIL, Jabhat al-Nusra shell several Aleppo districts, artillery school, shopping center in past 24 hours - Russian Defense Ministry," Interfax, September 6, 2016.
"Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo," UAE, September 7, 2016.