Incident Summary:

05/11/2008: On Sunday, at 1636, Hizballah militants fired heavy artillery at the town of Baisour in Atyat, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon. The house of Lebanese information minister Ghazi Aridi was hit, although no casualties were reported.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Mount Lebanon


Location Details:
The incident happened in the town of Baisour in Atyat, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description The house of Ghazi Aridi
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Lexis Nexis, "2nd Lead: 17 Dead in Lebanon - Druze-Hezbollah Clashes Break Out," Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 12, 2008.
Ya Libnan, "Sunday's Live Coverage of the War in Lebanon," Ya Libnan,