Incident Summary:

10/29/2014: Assailants kidnapped 150 members of the Albu Nimr tribe from villages near Ramadi city, Al Anbar governorate, Iraq. The victims were executed and buried in Albu Ali al-Jasim area. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Near Ramadi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Tribal Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 150
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 150 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 150
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
"Update: 255 tribesmen, policemen killed by IS militants in Iraq," Philippines News Agency, October 31, 2014.
"Iraq: ISIS executes 220 Sunni Muslim tribesmen in Iraq," Muslim News, October 31, 2014.