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 pro-Iraqi Ba'athist militants for the bombings. The Muslim Brotherhood, which was crushed in the 1982 Hama massacre, was proposed[by whom?] as a possible perpetrator of the terrorist acts.