Incident Summary:

07/09/2008: On Wednesday evening through 07/11/2008 on Friday, in Tripoli, Liban-Nord, Lebanon, armed rival political factions engaged in armed and rocket attacks, killing five civilians and political affiliates and wounding over 85 civilians and political affiliates. No group claimed responsibility, but it was believed that the 14 March Coalition and the 8 March Coalition were responsible.

GTD ID:
200807090025

When:
2008-07-09

Country:
Lebanon

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North

City:
Tripoli

Location Details:
The attack took place in Tripoli, Northern Province (Ech Chimal), Lebanon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity
Specific Description Assailants targeted gunmen from rival groups.
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms and rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information No group claimed responsibility, but it was believed that the 14 March Coalition and the Eight March Coalition were responsible.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
14 March Coalition (suspected) No
8 March Coalition No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 80 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 80
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Five Civilians and Political Affiliates Killed, Approximately Eighty-Five Civilians Wounded and Political Affiliates Wounded in Armed Attacks in Tripoli, Liban-Nord, Lebanon," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (January 21, 2010)."
"BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Three Lebanese Killed in Tripoli Clashes," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Middle East, July 09, 2008."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Five Civilians and Political Affiliates Killed, Approximately Eighty-Five Civilians Wounded and Political Affiliates Wounded in Armed Attacks in Tripoli, Liban-Nord, Lebanon," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (January 21, 2010)."