ISIL claims deadly Damascus court bombing
The "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for mid-March bomb attacks on a courthouse and restaurant in Damascus that killed 32 people, AFP reported Friday (March 31st).
The March 15th attacks were a rare assault in the heart of the Syrian capital, which remains under regime control and has been insulated from much of the worst of the war's violence.
ISIL claimed the attack in its al-Nabaa publication, issued Thursday.
At least 32 people were killed in the attack at the courthouse, with 100 wounded, and another 25 people were hurt in the restaurant blast, police said at the time.