Incident Summary:

12/23/2016: Assailants fired rockets that landed and detonated in Hamdaniyeh neighborhood, Aleppo, Syria. At least two people were killed and seven others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612230019

When:
2016-12-23

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Aleppo

City:
Aleppo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Hamdaniyeh neighborhood, in Jabal Saman district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Al-Hamdaniyeh District
Specific Description District
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages 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?No
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 most 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 2 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Terrorist rocket attack kills 3, injures 6 in Aleppo city," ArabNewsService.com, December 23, 2016."
"Aleppo - Syria army, civilians reclaim ruined Aleppo streets," AFP (North European Service), December 23, 2016."