Incident Summary:

02/07/2016: Assailants executed 300 civilian activists and security force members in Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201602070020

When:
2016-02-07

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Mosul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civil Activists
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 300
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 300 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 300
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 and Syria: Government sieges form around Aleppo and Fallujah," UPI, February 8, 2016."
"BBCM Terrorism Digest 7-8 February 2016," BBC Monitoring, February 8, 2016."