Incident Summary:

06/14/2008: On Saturday, National Alliance rebels took control of the town of Goz Beida, Ouaddai, Chad. No casualties were reported. Goz Beida is the first town to be taken by the National Alliance rebels in their advance on the Chadian capital, Ndjamena.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Goz Beida

Location Details:
The town of Goz Beida, Ouaddai, Chad.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Goz Beida
Specific Description The town of Goz Beida
Nationality of Target Chad
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Alliance (Chad) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Agence France Presse, "Chad Rebels Seize Town, EU Troops Come Under Fire: Officials," Agence France Presse, June 15, 2008.
Patrick Fort, "Chadian Rebels Seize Border Town as France Issues Warning," Agence France Presse, June 14, 2008.
Lexis Nexis, "Chadian Rebels Mount New Offensive," National Post, June 16, 2008.