Incident Summary:

12/07/2016: Assailants attacked oil facilities in Bin Jawad, Sirte, Libya. At least four soldiers and eight assailants were killed and eight soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. The Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bin Jawad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Oil Facilities
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 8
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"BBCM: Libyan National Army Retaliates After Oil Crescent Attacks," BBC Monitoring, December 9, 2016."
"Renewed fighting hits Libya's key oil region," Business Recorder, December 8, 2016."
"Libya: Benghazi Defense Brigades Mourns Death of it Militants During Armed Attack in Oil Crescent," Al-Wasat Online, December 12, 2016."