Incident Summary:

10/24/2014: Assailants opened fire on a Lebanese Army patrol in Khan al-Askar area, Tripoli city, North governorate, Lebanon. One assailant was killed and three soldiers were wounded in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, a source attributed the attack to the Mawlawi and Mansour Group.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
Incident occurred in the Khan al-Askar area of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Lebanese Army
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Lebanon
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mawlawi and Mansour Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Clashes erupt between Army, gunmen in Tripoli," The Daily Star Online, October 25, 2014.
"Prominent Islamists leading fighting in north Lebanon: report," The Daily Star Online, October 25, 2014.