Incident Summary:

10/28/2016: Assailants fired rockets at the Syrian Air and Air Defense Forces Al-Nayrab Military Airport in eastern Aleppo city, Syria. An unknown number of Russian Armed Forces soldiers were injured in the attack. Ahrar al-Sham, the Shamiya Front, and the Free Idlib Army all claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al Nayrab airbase.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Air and Air Defense Forces
Specific Description Al-Nayrab Military Airport
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Russian Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Russia
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Grad rockets 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Ahrar al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Free Idlib Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Shamiya Front The Fastaqim Kama Umirta Gathering Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Syria rebels 'push to break Aleppo siege'," BBC, October 28, 2016.
"Syria rebels launch major offensive in Aleppo," USA Today, October 28, 2016.
"Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter attack," The Australian, October 28, 2016.