Incident Summary:

12/31/2017: Assailants attacked Baaj, Nineveh, Iraq. Security forces repelled the attack, killing five assailants. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201712310007

When:
2017-12-31

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Baaj

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Volunteer Forces
Specific Description Troops
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages 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) 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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Five IS militants killed as paramilitary troops repulse attack, west of Mosul," Iraqi News, December 31, 2017."
"1,262 Killed in Iraq During December," Antiwar.com, January 1, 2018."