Incident Summary:

11/06/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a regional Air Force Intelligence headquarters in Al-Suwayda city, Al-Suwayda governorate, Syria. In addition to the assailant, eight security personnel were killed and 41 others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Al-Suwayda Commando Brigade of the Free Syrian Army.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

As Suwayda


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Air Force Intelligence Directorate
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Syria
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 Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Free Syrian Army Al-Suwayda Commando Brigade No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 41 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 41
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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