Al Nusrah Front claims attack at Iranian Consulate in Damascus


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.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • sundoesntrise says:

    The Al Nusrah Front is a force to be reckoned with.
    I think there is no WAY at this point that anyone with an IQ above room temperature can deny there is a violent armed insurgency inside Syria. I think Assad and his violent crackdown is responsible for motivating the insurgency.

  • Neonmeat says:

    @ Sundoesntrise
    Indeed and I imagine Western Intelligence agencies have seized on this opportunity to support and train these insurgent groups against a regime which are essentially our ideological enemy. I hope we see Assad fall soon but what will we see is Al Musrah then take the helm.

  • george says:

    We owe Syria and Iraq big time. I doubt we’re actively working very hard to support this organization. However I am sure we arent getting in their way either. Bleed Syria and Iran, make it punitive and make it hurt……the longer the better. Remember Beirut (83)

  • michael says:

    Assad reaps the whirlwind. His support for al-Qaida in Iraq has come back to bite him hard. The groups he supported in Iraq against the US have come back to bite the hand that fed them.

  • mike merlo says:

    where’s Jundullah?


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