Incident Summary:

07/01/2013: A car bomb targeting Syrian Army senior officers detonated near the State Security Building in Kfar Sousa area, Damascus city, Damascus governorate, Syria. Mohammed Dib Zeytun, Political Security Branch chairperson, and several other commissioned officers were killed in this attack. Liwa Al-Sham claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that they had targeted officers who were responsible for crimes committed under Assad's government.




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Location Details:
The incident took place in the Kfar Sousa area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Senior Officers
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Liwa al-Sham Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bomb rocks Damascus neighbourhood: watchdog," Agence France Presse -- English, July 1, 2013.
"Bomb attack on state security executive in Syria," World Bulletin, July 2, 2013.
"Several troops die in Damascus blast," The Gulf Today, July 2, 2013.