Incident Summary:

11/29/2013: A mortar shell detonated near the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus city, Damascus governorate, Syria. At least four people were killed and 26 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201311290026

When:
2013-11-29

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Damascus

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Umayyad Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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 mortar 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Four killed in Damascus mosque attack," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 29, 2013."
"Mortar round at historic Syrian mosque kills 4," The Associated Press, November 29, 2013."
"Four dead in shelling of Syria's Umayyad Mosque," Lebanon Daily Star, November 30, 2013."