Incident Summary:

07/07/2017: Assailants opened fire on Iraqi Army soldiers in northern Old City neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq. At least five soldiers were killed and 25 other soldiers were injured in the assault. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201707070011

When:
2017-07-07

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Mosul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Old City neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Army
Specific Description 16th Division Soldiers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) 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 5 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"ISIS counterattack reverses Iraqis' recent gains; Security forces' setback raises stability concerns," The Houston Chronicle, July 8, 2017."
"IS launches Mosul counter-attack," Denver Post, July 8, 2017."
"IS ATTACK REVEALS IRAQI FORCES' FRAILTY," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 8, 2017."