Incident Summary:

06/04/2017: Assailants abducted 200 Turkmen civilians from Tal Afar, Nineveh, Iraq. The hostages were executed on July 4, 2017. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201707040004

When:
2017-06-04

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Tal Afar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Turkmen Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 200
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 30
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 200 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 200
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
"60 Members of ISIS Killed in Northern Iraq," Qatar Tribune, July 5, 2017."
"ISIS Executes 200 Iraqis Near Mosul," ALALME, July 5, 2017."
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 05 July 2017," Summary, July 5, 2017."