Incident Summary:

10/10/2016: Assailants armed with projectiles and firearms attacked the Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) al-Assad Military Academy in Aleppo city, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the assault. The Southern Front and Jaish al-Mujahideen (Syria) separately claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201610100078

When:
2016-10-10

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Aleppo

City:
Aleppo

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Al Assad military academy.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description al-Assad Military Academy
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/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Grad missiles, improvised multiple launch rocket systems, mortars, tube artillery, and small arms 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish al-Mujahideen (Syria) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
Sources
"Ceasefire regime in Syria breached by militants 50 times in past 24 hours - Russian Defense Ministry," Interfax, October 10, 2016.
"Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 11 October 2016," Summary, October 11, 2016.