1986 Damascus bombings
|1986 Damascus bombings|
Damascus highlighted within Syria
|Location||Damascus and nearby towns, Syria|
|Date||March-April 1986 (Local time)|
The 1986 Damascus bombings were a series of terrorist acts, performed in Damascus, Syria in 1986, considered to be the deadliest terrorism act against civilians since the quelling of the Islamist uprising in Syria in 1982. The bombings appeared to be aimed at destabilizing the Syrian government.
The Syrian government blamed Iraq for the March bombing and "Israeli agents operating from inside Lebanon" for the April bombings. The Muslim Brotherhood, which was crushed in the 1982 Hama massacre, was proposed[by whom?] as a possible perpetrator of the terrorist acts. The BBC reported in 2008 that "pro-Iraqi militants" were "believed" to be responsible for both the April and March bombings.
- "Middle East | Syrian car bomb attack kills 17". BBC News. 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
- Seale, Patrick (1990). Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East. University of California Press. p. 473. ISBN 0-520-06976-5. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
- "SYRIA REPORTS SERIES OF BLASTS ON BUSES AND BLAMES ISRAELIS". The New York Times. 1986-04-27. Retrieved 2015-12-05.