2016 Atmeh attack

2016 Atmeh attack
Part of the Syrian Civil War
Location Atmeh, Syria
Target Free Syrian Army
Attack type
Bomb attack
Weapons Suicide Attack
Deaths 50[1]
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Motive Terror

On 15 August 2016, a suicide bombing that targeted a packed Syrian rebel junction at the Atmeh border crossing, killed 40 Syrian Rebels, several civilians, and reports of 2[1] wounded Turkish soldiers.[2] The attack was claimed by Islamic State, that stated it targeted Syrian rebel fighters from Faylaq al-Sham and Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki.[3] Around 32 dead fighters were from the Nour al-Din al-Zenki group.[4]


A bus transporting a large amount of rebel fighters was completely destroyed in the targeted blast, that caused 40 deaths and 50 injuries. The Free Syrian Army rebel factions were preparing a mobilization from the Turkish border towards the Aleppo Front to either battle the Syrian Army or Islamic State.[5]


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