Incident Summary:

02/11/2017: Assailants attacked Military Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers between Khanasser and Sabkhet al-Jabour in Aleppo, Syria. This was one of two related incidents in Aleppo governorate on the same day. At least 51 people, including 39 soldiers and 12 assailants, were killed across both attacks, which lasted until the following day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Khanasser

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Khanasser and the Sabkhet al-Jabour towns.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed across incidents 201702140036, 201702140037.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 26 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 26
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"39 Syrian soldiers killed during offensive in Aleppo," Xinhua News Agency, February 15, 2017.
"At least 51 dead in northern Syria fighting," Sky News Australia, February 13, 2017.