Incident Summary:

05/00/2018: Sometime between May 13, 2018 and May 19, 2018, assailants abducted Nae'em al-Kaud, an Al Anbar provincial council member, and one of his bodyguards from an unknown location in Turkey. Al-Kaud was released on May 24, 2018, while the fate of his bodyguard is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201805160028

When:
2018-05-16

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Unknown

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Al Anbar
Specific Description Council Member: Nae'em al-Kaud
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
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
Sources
"Iraqi official released by kidnappers in Turkey arrives home safely -- source," Iraqi News, May 25, 2018.
"Iraqi local official kidnapped in Turkey released," Iraqi News, May 24, 2018.
"Naim al-Ka'ud, A Number Of Anbar Provincial Council Kidnapped In Turkey Released," Iraq News Gazette, May 24, 2018.