5 September 2016 Syria bombings
|5 September 2016 Syria bombings|
|Part of the Syrian Civil War|
5 September 2016 Syria bombings (Syria)
Location of the cities in Syria
|Location||Tartus, Homs, Damascus, and Hasakah, Syria|
|Date||5 September 2016|
|Weapons||Car bombs and explosive belts|
|Deaths||48–53 killed (at least one attacker also killed)|
|Perpetrators||Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|
On 5 September 2016, suicide bombers simultaneously exploded in the Syrian cities of Tartus, Homs, Damascus, and Hasakah. A car bomb detonated on a coastal highway in Tartus, killing more than 5 people, followed by a suicide bomber exploding in the crowd gathering in the area. A car bomb then hit a Syrian Army checkpoint in the Zahra district of Homs and killed 2 soldiers. A motorcycle bomb detonated near an Asayish checkpoint in Hasakah and killed at least 5 people, with an explosion in the capital city of Damascus following soon after. Two explosions were said to hit a Russian naval base.
- "Multiple bomb blasts in Syrian cities kill at least 12". AP. 5 September 2016.
- "String of deadly bomb attacks target government held areas in Syria". Middle East Eye. 5 September 2016.
- "'38 feared dead and 50 injured' after twin explosions rock major Russian naval base". Daily Star (British newspaper).
Part of the Arab Spring