1981 Azbakiyah bombing
|1981 Azbakiyah bombing
|Part of Islamist uprising in Syria|
|Location||Syria Damascus, Syria|
|Date||29 November 1981|
|Target||Intelligence agencies complex in al-Azbakiyah neighborhood|
|Deaths||200+ Syrian civilians and military men|
|Perpetrators||Syrian Muslim Brotherhood|
The 1981 Azbakiyah bombing (Arabic: تفجير الأزبكية) was a terrorist car bomb attack that rocked the densely populated al-Azbakiyah neighborhood of central Damascus in Syria on 29 November 1981. The explosion, which took place in front of a school in Baghdad Street, close to a complex of intelligence agencies, destroyed three five-story apartment buildings, and killed more than 200 civilians and military men. The attack was blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood which was waging an insurrection against the government of Hafez al-Assad at the time.
- Seale, Patrick (1990). Asad of Syria: the struggle for the Middle East. University of California Press. p. 331. ISBN 978-0-520-06976-3.
- Crowell-Collier Educational Corporation; Macmillan Educational Corporation (1982). 1983 Year Book. Crowell-Collier Educational Corp. p. 516.
- "Wire Fences Hung in Damascus as Security Measure". Los Angeles Times. December 28, 1981.