Incident Summary:

06/22/2008: On Sunday, Hezbollah militants launched rockets and mortar shells from Jebel Mohsin against al-Awite supporters of the parliament majority in Tripoli of Mankoubeen district, Northern Province, Lebanon. The fighting continued well into the next day on 06/23/2008 on Monday, in which Hezbollah militants clashed with al-Awite supporters using heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. A total of four people were killed and 35 others were wounded following the two day attack. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The attack took place in Tripoli of Mankoubeen district, Northern Province, Lebanon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Al-Awite
Specific Description Al-Awite supporters of the parliament majority political party
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
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Rockets, mortar shells, rocketp-propelled grenades and machine guns 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 4 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Yalibnan, "A New Front Was Started by Hezbollah in Tripoli," June 22, 2008,
United Press International, "Tripoli Battles Rage For Second Day," Lexis Nexis, United Press International, June 23, 2008.