Incident Summary:

06/03/2017: Snipers opened fire on fleeing civilians in Zanjili neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq. At least 41 people were killed in the assault that lasted until the following day, June 4, 2017. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201706030025

When:
2017-06-03

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Mosul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Zanjili neighborhood of western Mosul.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Sniper rifles were used in the attack.
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Nineveh Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 41 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 41
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
"ISIS Killing Children as They Try and Flee Mosul," MSNBC Newsweek, June 8, 2017."
"UN says it receives reports of mass killings by ISIL in Mosul," Xinhua General News Service, June 8, 2017."
"At least 230 civilians killed in two days in Mosul," Iraqi News, June 4, 2017."