Incident Summary:

06/23/2017: Assailants fired a rocket into a crowd on al-Furqan Street in Aleppo city, Syria. At least four people were killed and 20 other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201706230034

When:
2017-06-23

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Aleppo

City:
Aleppo

Location Details:
The incident occurred on al-Furqan street.

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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket was 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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 4 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Xinhua: Rocket Fire Kills 4 Civilians In Syria's Aleppo," Xinhua, June 24, 2017."
"4 killed in Syria rocket attack," Surya, June 24, 2017."
"Islamic State Attacks in Syria Leave 5 Dead, Dozens Wounded," Latin American Herald Tribune, June 25, 2017."