Incident Summary:

09/11/2018: Assailants fired three rockets at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of three related attacks in this area on this day. The Movement of the youth in Tripoli claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Tripoli

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Mitiga International Airport.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Mitiga International Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Three rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Movement of the youth in Tripoli Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Tripoli airport closed after rocket attack," Gulf News, September 12, 2018.
"Rockets target airport despite fragile truce in Libya capital," Saudi Gazette, September 12, 2018.
"Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli, ISIS claims attack on oil company," Yahoo! Canada, September 12, 2018.