Incident Summary:

07/22/2017: Assailants opened fire on Ahmad al-Fliti, a Lebanese mediator, in Arsal, Beqaa, Lebanon. Fliti was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham.

GTD ID:
201707220021

When:
2017-07-22

Country:
Lebanon

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Beqaa

City:
Arsal

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Mediator: Ahmad al-Fliti
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A guided missile was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border," Al Jazeera, July 23, 2017.
"Talks On Arsal Battle Halted Following 'Attack' On Lebanese Mediator," Sky News Arabiyah, July 22, 2017.
"Lebanese Mediator In Arsal Battle 'Killed'," Sky News Arabiyah, July 22, 2017.