Incident Summary:

02/12/2016: Assailants kidnapped six people, including three Presidential Brigade members and three truck drivers, along the Baghdad-Kirkuk road in Amirli, Saladin, Iraq. The captives were rescued the following day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq and the Badr Brigades.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on Baghdad-Kirkuk road.

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 Presidential Brigade Members
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Truck Drivers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 6
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq No
Badr Brigades No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
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"Iraq: Roundup of Security Incidents 9-15 FebruARY 2016," OSC Summary, February 9, 2016.