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Syria: VBIED kills one person in Latakia January 22

VBIED kills one person and wounds 14 others in Latakia January 22; authorities defuse second bomb

23 Jan 12:53 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Damascus). COUNTRY/REGION Latakia

Event

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) killed one person and wounded 14 others in Al-Hammam Square in Latakia on Tuesday, January 22. Authorities reportedly defused a second bomb in the same location after the initial explosion. No claim of responsibility was immediately reported.

Context

To date, the Syrian Civil War - which began in 2011 - involves many parties, including the Syrian government, the Russian government, the Iranian government, the Turkish government, a US-led coalition, and numerous armed groups on the ground (including the Islamic State) with competing goals.

Advice

Due to extremely poor security conditions, Western governments generally advise against all travel to Syria, with some banning travel to the country. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to any travel to Syria. 

 

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