March 2017 Damascus bombings

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2017 Damascus bombings
Part of the Syrian Civil War
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Damascus highlighted within Syria
LocationDamascus, Syria
DateMarch 11, 2017 (first attack)
March 15, 2017 (second and third attack)
Deaths74 (first attack)
40 (second and third attack)
Total: 114
Injured120 (first attack)
30+ (second and third attack) Total: 150+
PerpetratorTahrir al-Sham (first attack)[citation needed]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (second and third attack)[citation needed]

In March 2017, three terrorist attacks occurred in the city of Damascus, Syria: The first happened on the March 11, when a double bomb suicide attack in the Old City of Damascus on Saturday killed dozens of people - mostly Iraqi Shia pilgrims - and wounded more than 100.[1] The second and the third happened on the March 15, when two suicide bombers detonated their explosive vests in the capital's main judicial building and in a restaurant.[2]

Perpetrators[edit]

Tahrir al-Sham claimed responsibility for the first attack[citation needed] and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed the second and the third.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twin bombing kills at least 40 in Damascus' Old City". Al-Jazeera. 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  2. ^ "Syria war: Twin suicide attacks kill dozens in Damascus". Al-Jazeera. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.




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