Incident Summary:

06/30/2017: Assailants attacked security forces near a border crossing in Waleed, Rutbah, Al Anbar, Iraq. Ten security personnel were killed and 40 others were injured in the attack; additionally, the assailants sustained an unknown number of casualties in the clash. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Near Waleed

Location Details:
The incident occurred north of the border crossing in the Rutbah district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Volunteer Forces
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Border Guards
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Al Furat Province of the Islamic State 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 10 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Daesh attack kills 10 Iraqi troops near Syria border," Anadolu Ajansi, June 30, 2017."
"Revision: Terrorism: Roundup of Official ISIS Messages for 30 June," Twitter, June 30, 2017."