Incident Summary:

01/15/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle in Jub al-Barazi, Aleppo, Syria. In addition to the bomber, at least 12 Free Syrian Army members and civilians were killed and 30 other people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201701150054

When:
2017-01-15

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Aleppo

City:
Jub al-Barazi

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
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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. It was unclear whether the casualties were all civilians or all Free Syrian Army members.
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"IS car bomb kills 12 people near al-Bab city," Shenzhen Daily, January 17, 2017."
"Revision: Terrorism: Transcript of ISIL's Al-Bayan News Bulletin for 16 January," Twitter, January 16, 2017."