Incident Summary:

06/01/2014: Assailants launched an airstrike against a base of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade in Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. There were no reported casualties resulting from the attack. This was one of three related airstrikes in Benghazi on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to the Haftar militia.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity February 17 Martyrs Brigade
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Libya
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.)
Weapon Details
Rockets fired from an aircraft were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Although the Haftar militia is targeting a rival militant organization, the inaccuracy of airstrikes and the high probability that the ammunition will hit civilians or other locales is high. Therefore, terrorism cannot be ruled out given that the outcome of the attack is unknown.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Haftar Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Jet bombs Islamists' base in Libya's Benghazi," The Associated Press, June 1, 2014.
"Libyan jets bomb rebel bases in Benghazi," Al Jazeera, June 1, 2014.
"Warplane targets Islamist base, hits university in Libya's Benghazi," Reuters, June 1, 2014.