Incident Summary:

01/04/2016: Assailants, including suicide bombers attacked joint forces with explosives-laden vehicles and other explosive devices in Hadithah, Al Anbar, Iraq. At least 11 security force members and more than 100 assailants were killed and 30 members were injured in the attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Joint Forces
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 112 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 112
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 101
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Islamic State launches offensives near northwest Iraqi city," Reuters UK, January 5, 2016.
"IS attacks Iraqi troops outside western city of Haditha, killing 11," The Canadian Press, January 4, 2016.
"IS attacks troops in western Iraq, killing 11," Tulsa World, January 4, 2016.