Incident Summary:

07/26/2008: On Saturday, Bab el Tabbanah and Jabal Mohsin members resumed fighting in Tripoli, Northern Province (Ech Chimal), Lebanon, killing three people and injuring 27 others. No damages were reported and no group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

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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 members of the rival faction.
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 Automatic Weapon
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Automatic firearms, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, and grenades 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
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 3 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Associated Press, "Three People Killed on Second Day of Sectarian Clashes in Northern Lebanon," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press, July 26, 2008."
"Agence France Presse, "Army Restores Calm in North Lebanon City After Deadly Clashes," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, July 27, 2008."
"Yalibnan, "10:10 Fighting between Bab el Tabbanah and Jabal Mohsin Resumed and the Army is Responding,", July 26, 2008."