Incident Summary:

10/27/2016: 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. Jaysh al-Islam (Syria), the Shamiya Front, and the Free Idlib Army all separately claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to Al-Nusrah Front and Ahrar al-Sham.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Grad missiles and rockets, tube artillery, mortars, 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
Free Idlib Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Jaysh al-Islam (Syria) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Shamiya 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
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"Army," Russia & CIS Military Daily, October 27, 2016.
"Syria: Alleged Cease-Fire Violations by Regime, Allies; Anti-Regime Hostilities 28 October 2016," Summary, October 28, 2016.