Incident Summary:

01/08/2017: Assailants attacked a National Oil Corporation (NOC) gas pipeline leading to Al-Zawiya Power Plant in Bir Tirfas, Misrata, Libya. There were no reported casualties in the incident. Al-Zawiya Syndicates Council claimed responsibility for the attack and demanded that 90 recently abducted people be released.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bir Tirfas

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity National Oil Corporation (NOC)
Specific Description Gas Pipeline
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Zawiya Syndicates Council Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"NOC says shutdown of gas pipeline in Al-Zawiya ‘criminal act’," The Libya Observer, January 11, 2017.
"Hosted Product: Libya Press Review Security Terrorism Arabic Sources January 17, 2017," Libya Foreign and Domestic Affairs Digest, January 17, 2017.
"Libya: Protesters Shut Down Gas Pipeline Feeding az Zawiyah Electricity Plant," Al-Naba Television Online, January 9, 2017.