Incident Summary:

05/09/2008: On Friday, 11 people were killed and 30 others were injured when Hezbollah militants took control of west Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon.

GTD ID:
200805090007

When:
2008-05-09

Country:
Lebanon

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Beirut

City:
Beirut

Location Details:
The attack occurred in west Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Supporters of the Lebanese government
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
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
Hezbollah No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Sam F. Ghattas, "Hezbollah to Withdraw Fighters in Beirut; 12 Die in Clash," Associated Press, May 10, 2008."
"Press TV, "At Least 11 Killed in Beirut Clashes," Press TV, http://www.presstv.ir/Detail.aspx?id=54878§ionid=351020203."