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Alex Rowell

Vehicle explosions in Lebanon since 2011

The violent fallout from the Syrian conflict has increasingly taken the form of vehicle explosions

Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in early 2011, Lebanon has witnessed a multifarious deterioration in security, as tensions between domestic supporters and opponents of the Bashar al-Assad regime have sporadically broken out into armed clashes, assassinations, rocket attacks and roadside bombings.

Moreover, since October 2012, the violent fallout from the civil war next door has increasingly taken the form of deadly vehicle explosions, including suicide bombings. After a lull between March and June 2014, these attacks have restarted, with two in the span of just four days in June. Many of the bombings have been claimed by extremist Islamist groups with links to al-Qaeda, such as Jabhat al-Nusra in Lebanon, who have declared their intention to continue targeting predominantly Shiite civilian population centers until Lebanese Hezbollah fighters withdraw from Syria; a demand the pro-Assad group has repeatedly rejected. All in all, a total of 149 people have been killed so far by 24 explosions.

Above are two graphics illustrating the timing, location, and outcome of each of these vehicle explosions. Should more occur in the future, NOW will update the graphics accordingly.

Editor’s note: This article was last updated on September 25, 2014, to include the Khareibeh bombing.
Since October 2012, the violent fallout from the civil war next door has increasingly taken the form of deadly vehicle explosions
VEHICLE BOMBINGS IN LEBANON
  • yusra.bitar.9

    Should be updated AGAIN. Sad...

    June 25, 2014

  • Z_71

    I wonder when would the government commence the state of emergency.. the frequency of explosions for this year is 1/week ... is there an official frequency to take a decision like this ?

    February 20, 2014

  • habib.battah

    Nice work. It would be great to do a similar chart on suspects arrested.

    February 19, 2014