Incident Summary:

07/25/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated in Kafr Sousa neighborhood, Damascus, Syria. Several people were injured in the blast. The League of Damascus for Special Tasks claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kafr Sousa neighborhood in Damascus city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kafr Sousa Neighborhood
Specific Description Neighborhood
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Mitsubishi vehicle containing 150 kilograms of explosive material 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
League of Damascus for Special Tasks Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car Bomb Hits Damascus, Wounds Several," VOA News, July 26, 2016.
"Explosion near Iranian School in Damascus Leaves Casualties," Latin American Herald Tribune, July 26, 2016.
"Powerful car bomb blast hits Damascus: state news agency," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, July 25, 2016.