Incident Summary:

12/29/2017: Assailants opened fire on Iraqi Armed Forces soldiers along the Iraqi-Syrian border in Baaj district, Nineveh, Iraq. Several assailants were killed in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201712290025

When:
2017-12-29

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Baaj district

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Iraq-Syria border.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Machine guns mounted on pickup trucks 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Whereabouts of missing Daesh fighters raises Iraqi concerns," Arab News, December 29, 2017."