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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 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 almost a year of calm since a double suicide bombing in Tripoli in January 2015, attacks resumed in November, with two in the space of one week in the border town of Arsal and south Beirut's Burj al-Barajneh neighborhood. Many of the bombings have been claimed by extremist Islamist groups with links to al-Qaeda, such as Jabhat al-Nusra, who have framed their attacks on predominantly Shiite civilian population centers as retaliation for Hezbollah's paramilitary intervention in Syria. The most recent attack, which killed at least 43 residents of south Beirut, was claimed by al-Qaeda's rival, ISIS. In all, a total of 205 people have been killed so far by 29 explosions.

Editor's note: This article was last updated on 13 November 2015, to include the Burj al-Barajneh bombings. 1. Sassine, Ashrafieh – Claimed by Nobody – 3 dead including Wissam al-Hassan 2. Yaroun, South – Claimed by Nody 1 wounded 3. Bir al-Abed, Dahiyeh – Claimed by Brigade 313 Special Forces – over 50 injured 4. Ruwais, Dahiyeh – Claimed by Aisha Mother of the Believers Brigade – 27 killed, 300+ wounded 5. Al-Taqwa Mosque and 6. Al-Salam Mosque, Tripoli – Claimed by Nobody – 45 killed, 500+ injured 7. And 8. Irainian Embassy, Jnah – Claimed by Abdallah Azzam Brigades – 23 killed, 150+ wounded 9. Labwe, Baqaa – Claimed by Nobody - 2 injured 10. Starco, Downtown – Claimed by Nobody – 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 – Claimed by Nobody – 1 dead, 2 injured 16. And 17. Bir Hassam – 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 Habhat al-Nusra – 2 dead, including a Hezbollah official, 14 injured 20. Arsal – Claimed by Free Sunnis of Baalbak – 3 dead, all of them LAF soldiers, and 4 injured 21. Dahr al-Baidar – Claimed by Free Sunnis of Baalbak – 3 dead, 32 wounded 22. Tayyouneh – Claimed by Nobody – 2 dead, 12 wounded 23. Raouche – Claimed by Free Sunnis of Baalbak – 1 dead, 11 wounded 24. Khareibeh – Claimed bu Jabhat al-Nusra – 0 dead 25. and 26. Jabal Mohsen, Tripoli – Claimed by Jabhat al-Nusra – 9 dead, 35 injured27. Arsal – Claimed by Nobody – 4 dead28. and 29. Burj al-Barajneh, Dahiyeh – Claimed by ISIS – 43 dead, 239 injured
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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