Incident Summary:

05/12/2008: On Monday, in Bab al-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighbourhoods, Tripoli, Lebanon, fighting erupted between supporters of the Western-backed government and the Hezbollah-led opposition, killing one man and wounding four others. No damage or motive were reported. No group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Tripoli.

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 Hezbollah were targeted.
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity
Specific Description Supporters of the western-backed government
Nationality of Target Lebanon
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
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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jocelyne Zablit, "Renewed Fighting Erupts in Crisis-torn Lebanon," Reuters, May 12, 2008.
Lexis Nexis, "One Killed as Fierce Fighting Erupts in North Lebanon," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, May 12, 2008.