Incident Summary:

12/29/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near Sawran, Aleppo, Syria. At least six people were killed and dozens of others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Sawran

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Vehicle
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 lowest 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 6 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"SYRIA: Rescue Crew Reports Three Pulled Alive From Rubble After Deadly Car Bomb Attack December 29," The Australian, December 29, 2016."
"Deadly car bomb attack hits rural Aleppo ," Telegraph, December 29, 2016."
"SYRIA: Deadly Car Bomb Attack Hits Rural Aleppo December 292:04," Northern Territory News, December 29, 2016."