Incident Summary:

09/03/1998: In Southern Lebanon, suspected Islamic Resistance (Hamas) fighters attacked a post belonging to the Lahdist 20th Artillery Regiment of the South Lebanon Army (SLA) in the al-Ahmadiyah hills with machine guns, rockets, and mortars. The fighting lasted for 15 minutes, but there were no reports of casualties. Hizballah also claimed responsibility for this operation.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Ayn Shaghrah

Location Details:
This incident occurred in the Ahmadiyah hills.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity South Lebanon Army (SLA)
Specific Description South Lebanon Army (SLA) Soldiers
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) (suspected) No
Hezbollah (suspected) Islamic Resistance Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Resistance Attacks SLA Post in South Lebanon,” Beirut Radio Lebanon, September 3, 1998.
“Lebanon: Islamic Resistance Attacks SLA Post in South,” BBC Monitoring Middle East, September 3, 1998.
“Lebanese radio reports resistance attacks on South Lebanon Army targets,” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, September 3, 1998.