Incident Summary:

11/15/2014: Assailants launched airstrikes at a hotel being held by Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. No casualties were reported in the blast. This was one of two simultaneous attacks carried out against Ansar al-Sharia strongholds in the city. The Haftar militia claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201411150049

When:
2014-11-15

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Benghazi

City:
Benghazi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Ansar al-Sharia
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Libya
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
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. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Haftar Militia Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
Sources
"Libya Daily Digest November 17, 2014," Libya Digest, November 17, 2014.