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Alex Rowell

Bombings in Lebanon since 2011

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

Since October 2012, the violent fallout from the civil war next door has increasingly taken the form of deadly explosions Editor's note: This article was last updated on 1 September, 2016, to include the Zahle bombing.
1. Sassine – Unclaimed – 3 dead including Wissam al-Hassan 2. Yaroun – Unclaimed - 1 wounded 3. Bir al-Abed, Dahiyeh – Claimed by Brigade 313 Special Forces – over 50 injured 4. Ruwais – Claimed by Aisha Mother of the Believers Brigade – 27 killed, 300+ wounded 5. Al-Taqwa Mosque and 6. Al-Salam Mosque, Tripoli – Unclaimed – 45 killed, 500+ injured 7. And 8. Iranian Embassy, Jnah – Claimed by Abdallah Azzam Brigades – 23 killed, 150+ wounded 9. Labwe – Unclaimed - 2 injured 10. Starco, Downtown – Unclaimed – 7 killed including Mohammad Chatah 11. Bir al-Abed, Dahiyeh – Claimed by ISIS – 4 dead, 70+ injured 12. Hermel – Claimed by Jabhat al-Nusra – 4 dead, 40+ injured 13. Haret Hreik, Dahiyeh – Claimed by Jabhat al-Nusra – 4 dead, 46 injured 14. Hermel – Claimed by Jabhat al-Nusra – 4 dead, 10+ injured 15. Choueifat – Unclaimed – 1 dead, 2 injured 16. And 17. Bir Hassan – Claimed by Abdallah Azzam Brigades – 12 dead, 129+ injured 18. Hermel – Claimed by Jabhat al-Nusra – 4 dead, 10+ injured 19. Nabi Othman – Claimed by Jabhat al-Nusra – 2 dead, including a Hezbollah official, 14 injured 20. Arsal – Claimed by Free Sunnis of Baalbek – 3 dead, all of them LAF soldiers, and 4 injured 21. Dahr al-Baidar – Claimed by Free Sunnis of Baalbek – 3 dead, 32 wounded 22. Tayyouneh – Unclaimed – 2 dead, 12 wounded 23. Raouche – Claimed by Free Sunnis of Baalbek – 1 dead, 11 wounded 24. Khareibeh – Claimed by Jabhat al-Nusra – 0 dead 25. and 26. Jabal Mohsen, Tripoli – Claimed by Jabhat al-Nusra – 9 dead, 35 injured 27. Arsal – Unclaimed – 4 dead 28. and 29. Burj al-Barajneh, Dahiyeh – Claimed by ISIS – 43 dead, 239 injured 30-37. Al-Qaa - Unclaimed - 5 dead, 30+ injured 38. Zahle - Unclaimed - 1 dead, 8+ injured 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 explosions, including suicide bombings. 2015 witnessed the deadliest bombing since the 1975-90 civil war, when 47 were killed in a twin suicide-bombing in south Beirut’s Burj al-Barajneh in November. 2016 has seen nine bombings thus far; eight of them occurring on a single day in the border town of Al-Qaa in June. Many have been claimed by jihadist groups, including ISIS and the faction formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, who have framed their attacks on predominantly Shiite civilian population centers as retaliation for Hezbollah's paramilitary intervention in Syria. In all, a total of 215 people have been killed so far by 38 explosions.
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  • 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