Incident Summary:

10/19/2016: Assailants fired projectiles at the Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) al-Assad Military Academy in Aleppo city, Syria. There were no reported casualties in the incident. This was one of two attacks targeting the military academy on the same day. The Free Syrian Army and the Free Idlib Army separately claimed responsibility for the incidents.




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: 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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars and Grad missiles 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Free Idlib Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Free Syrian Army Liwa al-Sultan Murad 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
"Militants continue shelling Syrian city of Aleppo - Russian Defense Ministry," Interfax, October 19, 2016.
"Revision: Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 19 October 2016," Summary, October 19, 2016.