Incident Summary:

07/25/2008: On Friday, opposing political factions engaged in rocket-propelled grenade, mortar, grenade, rocket, and small arms attacks inTripoli, Northern Province (Ech Chimal), Lebanon, killing eight civilians and political affiliates and one child, injuring 33 civilians and political affiliates, and damaging an apartment building and a mosque. No group claimed responsibility, but it was believed that the 8 March Coalition and 14 March Coalition were responsible.

GTD ID:
200807250024

When:
2008-07-25

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: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Civilians and rival political party members
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
Automatic firearms, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and mortars 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) Other Crime Type
Additional Information No group claimed responsibility, but it was believed that the Eight March Coalition and 14 March Coalition were responsible.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 33 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 33
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Eight Civilians and Political Affiliates, One Child Killed, Thirty-Three Civilians and Political Affiliates Wounded in Armed Attack in Tripoli, Liban-Nord, Lebanon," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (January 21, 2010)."
"Agence France Presse, "Seven Killed in Intense Fighting in North Lebanon," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, July 25, 2008."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Eight Civilians and Political Affiliates, One Child Killed, Thirty-Three Civilians and Political Affiliates Wounded in Armed Attack in Tripoli, Liban-Nord, Lebanon," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (January 21, 2010)."