Incident Summary:

12/07/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) soldiers in Bab, Aleppo, Syria. At least one soldier was killed and six others were injured in the blast. A unknown number of Free Syrian Army members were also injured in the attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




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 Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Free Syrian Army
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Additional Information The victims included Sergeant Major Ahmet Sahin. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) 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 2 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Two Turkish soldiers killed in car bomb attack in al-Bab in Syria," Turkish Daily, December 7, 2016."
"Body of 19th Soldier Killed During Operation Euphrates Shield Sent to Hometown,", December 8, 2016."