Incident Summary:

11/05/2015: Assailants opened fire on Sheikh Faraj al-Obeidi in Ajdabiya town, Wahat district, Libya. Al-Obeidi, an imam, was killed in the attack. The Barqa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that Sheikh Faraj al-Obeidi was targeted because the group believed he was an apostate.

GTD ID:
201511050013

When:
2015-11-05

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Wahat

City:
Ajdabiya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Al-Isra Mosque
Specific Description Imam: Sheikh Faraj al-'Obeidi
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Silenced machine guns were used in the attack.
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
Barqa Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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 6, 2015," Libya Digest, November 6, 2015.
"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIL's Al-Bayan Radio Broadcast for 7 November," Twitter, November 7, 2015.