February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings

February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings
Part of Syrian Civil War
Location Sayyidah Zaynab, Syria
Date 21 February 2016
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 134[1][2]
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Motive Sectarian

The February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings occurred on 21 February 2016 after Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants detonated a car bomb and later launched two suicide bombings, about 400 meters from Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque, a Shia shrine, believed to contain the grave of Prophet Muhammad's granddaughter.


83 people were killed and 178 wounded, including children. Syrian media said the attack occurred when pupils were leaving school in the area. Foreign led Syrian Observatory said 68 were killed. At least 60 shops were damaged as well as cars in the area. The attack, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility, was the third attack in one year near the mosque.[4][5][6][3]

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Coordinates: 33°26′40″N 36°20′27″E / 33.4444°N 36.3408°E / 33.4444; 36.3408

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