History of attacks inside Syria
Saturday's car bomb is the worst attack in Syria since 1986.
Syria has been the safest country in the region. In the past eleven years, there have been no terror attacks (except for extremist attacks on the American embassy, and an Israeli attack on a few rocks).
1997 - 9 died in a bus bomb in Damascus.
1986, March 17 - 60 died in a truck bomb at a military compound in Damascus.
1981, November 29 - 64 died in a car bomb.