Incident Summary:

06/16/2008: On Monday, National Alliance rebels took control of the town of Am Dam, Ouaddai, Chad. No casualties were reported. Am Dam is the second town to be taken by the National Alliance rebels in their advance on the Chadian capital, Ndjamena.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Am Dam

Location Details:
The town of Am Dam, Ouaddai, Chad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Am Dam
Specific Description The town of Am Dam
Nationality of Target Chad
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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 (post-incident))
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
Press TV, "Chadian Rebels Seized Second Town," Press TV,§ionid=351020506.
Lexis Nexis, "Chad Rebels Seize Second Town in Threatened Advance on Capital," Agence France Presse, June 15, 2008.
Kissy Agyeman, "Rebel Groups Capture Town in Eastern Chad," Global Insight, June 16, 2008.