Incident Summary:

02/09/2018: Assailants opened fire targeting Brigadier General Bassam al-Saad in Ain al-Hilweh, South, Lebanon. Al-Saad, a Palestinian Joint Security Forces commander, was not harmed; however, at least one bystander was killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Bilal Badr Group.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Ain al-Hilweh

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Saida district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Palestinian Joint Security Forces
Specific Description Brigadier General: Bassam al-Saad
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Abd al-Rahim Bassam al-Moqdah.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bilal Badr Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"1 killed during clashes in Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camp," Xinhua, February 10, 2018.
"Lebanon: Report Details Ein el-Hilweh Camp Security Incident Causing Casualty, 'Public Discontent'," Asimat al-Shatat, February 12, 2018.
"Lebanon: Report Cites 'Fierce Clashes' Between Fatah, 'Extremist Fundamentalists' in Ein El-Hilweh," Al-Mudun, February 10, 2018.