Incident Summary:

02/11/2017: Assailants kidnapped the mayor of Sirte and his two escorts near Al-Khums, Murqub, Libya. The mayor was released on or before April 5, 2017. The fate of the two remaining hostages is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201702110033

When:
2017-02-11

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Murqub

City:
Near Al-Khums

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Ghour al-Raman, near Al-Khums.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Sirte
Specific Description Mayor: Mukhtar Khalifah al-Ma'dani
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
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
Additional Information The victims included 'Adil Naji and Rabi' Mhammad Farah.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Libya: Sur Municipality Council Member Deplores Kidnapping Surt Mayor, His Escorts in Tripoli," Al-Wasat Online, February 12, 2017."
"Kidnapped Sirte mayor released: report," Enews.Shafaqna.com, April 5, 2017."
"Hosted Product: Libya Press Review Security Terrorism Arabic Sources February 14, 2017," Libya Foreign and Domestic Affairs Digest, February 14, 2017."