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February 2013 Damascus bombings
Part of Syrian Civil War
Location of Damascus in Syria
Location Damascus, Syria
Date 21 February 2013
Target Headquarters of Ba'ath Party
Embassy of Russia in Damascus
Attack type
Car bomb
Weapons Bomb
Deaths 83
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Unknown

On 21 February 2013 a series of car bombs were detonated in Damascus killing 83 people.[1] The largest and deadliest of the bombs occurred near the headquarters of the Syria's ruling Ba'ath Party and the Russian Embassy,[2] killing at least 60. Most of the victims were civilians[3] including children.[4]


  1. ”Death Toll Rises in Damascus Blasts,” Voice of America with AFP (22 February 2013). Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. Dominic Evans, "Car bomb kills over 50 near Damascus ruling party office," Reuters (21 February 2013). Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. Anne Barnard, Rick Gladstone, "Car Bomb in Damascus Kills Dozens, Opposition Says," The New York Times (21 February 2013). Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. Richard Spencer, "Damascus bomb one of deadliest of Syrian civil war," The Telegraph (21 February 2013). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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