4 Threat Matrix: Al Nusrah Front claims attack at Iranian Consulate in Damascus

Written by Bill Roggio on May 2, 2012 10:12 PM to 4 Threat Matrix

Available online at: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/05/al_nusrah_front_claims_attack.php


Banner for the Al Nusrah Front, a jihadist group in Syria. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group.

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant released a statement on April 30 claiming credit for the April 24 bombing outside of the Iranian Cultural Consulate in Damascus, Syria. Below is an excerpt of the statement, which was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. The Al Nusrah Front, a jihadist group in Syria, called the attack "a double special operation" as it targeted both Syrian security personnel and the Iranian Consulate:

One of the security battalions of the Al Nusra Front on Tuesday 4/24/2012 monitored an army vehicle belonging to the Nusayri [Alawhite] [Bashar] Assad regime and stuck an explosive device to it then pursued it until it arrived to a building known as the Iranian Cultural Consulate (the vanguard of the intelligence of the Shiite Iranian regime in every country)... And then it was detonated there in an operation that hit two targets at once, announcing by us that we are capable of reaching where we want ...

The Al Nusrah Front has now claimed credit for two suicide attacks in Syria, including the April 27 suicide bombing in Damascus that killed 11 people and wounded 28 more, and the bombing outside the Iranian Cultural Consulate. For more information on the terror group, see LWJ report, Al Nusrah Front claims credit for suicide bombing in Damascus.