Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: Assailants fired rockets at Al-Furqan School for Basic Education in Al-Furqan neighborhood, Aleppo, Syria. At least eight people were killed and 20 others were injured in the incident. This was one of five projectile attacks in different Aleppo neighborhoods on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al-Furqan neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Al-Furqan School for Basic Education
Specific Description School
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rockets 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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Syria rejects Aleppo truce proposal," BBC, November 20, 2016.
"French Foreign Minister Calls For Renewed Syria Talks," Malaysian Digest, November 21, 2016.
"Updated-10 people, mostly schoolchildren, killed in terrorist rocket attacks on Aleppo,", November 20, 2016.