Incident Summary:

06/11/2013: Gunmen attacked a truck in the town of Beit Jaafar, Beqaa governorate, Lebanon. The brother of prominent Salafi sheikh Mustafa Hujeiri was killed, and two others were wounded while allegedly transporting Syrian refugees. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Hezbollah is suspected.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Beit Jaafar

Location Details:
Incident occurred along Hermel road

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Arsal
Specific Description Brother of Village Head Mohammad Ali Hujeiri: Ali Ahmad Hujeiri
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Refugees: Abdullah Sultan, Muhieddine Hujeiri
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen kill brother of Arsal Salafi sheikh in Hermel ambush," Lebanon Daily Star, June 11, 2013.
"Arsal Municipality: Ali Ahmed Hujairi Killed in Ambush by Hizbullah Supporters in Hermel," Naharnet, June 11, 2013.
"Man shot dead outside Hermel," NOW News, June 11, 2013.