Incident Summary:

06/10/2014: Assailants stormed Badush prison in Badush city, Nineveh governorate, Iraq. The assailants separated the Shia and Sunni prisoners, releasing the Sunni inmates and killing 670 Shia prisoners. This was one of six coordinated incidents on the same day and one of three similar attacks targeting jails and prisons in the area. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Prison Service
Specific Description Badush Prison
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 670 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 670
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
"Jihadists seize Iraq's Nineveh province," Agence France Presse -- English, June 10, 2014.
"Rebels seize control of Iraq's Nineveh," Al Jazeera, June 10, 2014.
"UN condemns mass executions by Islamic State," The Irish Times, August 26, 2014.