Incident Summary:

01/23/2015: Assailants attacked an army surveillance center in Tallat Al Hamra area, Ras Baalbeck village, Beqaa governorate, Lebanon. Eight soldiers and 18 assailants were killed, and 22 soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were wounded in the ensuing clash. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Ras Baalbek

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tallat Al Hamra area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Lebanese Army
Specific Description Surveillance Center
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 26 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 26
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 18
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"UN: 'grave concern' as Lebanese soldiers battle IS on border," Associated Press, January 25, 2015.
"8 soldiers dead, 22 wounded as Lebanon border battle ends," Lebanon Daily Star, January 24, 2015.
"3 Lebanon troops killed in clashes with Syria militants," World Bulletin, January 24, 2015.