Incident Summary:

05/30/2000: On the evening of May 30, 2000, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) took control of the Town of Lunsar, Sierra Leone. This town is strategic and was taken back after the government forces took back the town just a few days earlier. The government lost the city because they ran out of ammunition and other supplies. Casualties are unknown.



Sierra Leone

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sierra Leone Army
Specific Description Army forces in Lunsar
Nationality of Target Sierra Leone
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary United Front (RUF) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“S Leone Rebels Retake Town: Army”, Agence France Presse, June 1, 2000.
Osman Benk Sankoh, “Sierra Leone; Rebels Take Lunsar Again,” Africa News, May 31, 2000.