Incident Summary:

12/16/2014: Assailants killed 150 women in Fallujah city, Al Anbar governorate, Iraq. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), noting that the victims had refused to engage in a jihad marriage.

GTD ID:
201412160041

When:
2014-12-16

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Fallujah

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 Women
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
Unknown
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
Sources
"Iraq: 150 women killed after refusing to marry Islamic State fighters," Middle East Eye, December 16, 2014."
"Iraq: 150 women executed after refusing to marry ISIL militants," Turkish Press, December 16, 2014."