Incident Summary:

11/09/2016: Assailants fired projectiles at Aleppo University in Aleppo city, Syria. At least six people were killed and 25 others were injured in the incident. This was one of three projectile attacks in different Aleppo neighborhoods on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to Jaish al-Fatah (Syria).




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: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Aleppo University
Specific Description University
Nationality of Target Syria
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
A hellfire cannon, artillery, 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish al-Fatah (Syria) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebel shelling kills 6 in Aleppo University campus," News Track India, November 10, 2016.
"Syria: Frustrated Militants Massacre University Students in Syria's Aleppo," Thai News Service, November 11, 2016.
"Insurgents attack Aleppo university campus killing 10," Brief, November 10, 2016.