Incident Summary:

06/11/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the shrine on Al-Teen Street in Sayyidah Zaynab, Damascus governorate, Syria. This was one of two bombings occurring at or near the shrine on the same day. In addition to the two bombers, at least 20 people were killed and 30 others were injured across both blasts. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Sayyidah Zaynab

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Al-Teen street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Several people killed in Damascus Shiite shrine bombing," Deutsche Welle, June 11, 2016."
"Islamic State claims blasts near Damascus Shi'ite shrine," Reuters India, June 11, 2016."
"At Least Twelve People Killed in Double Bombing Near Shia Shrine in Syria," Sofia News Agency, June 11, 2016."