Incident Summary:

10/02/2018: Assailants fired a rocket at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Movement of the youth in Tripoli claimed responsibility for the incident and stated "Kara does not care for the airport or the civilians. Kara only cares about his status. We tell him that he will not enjoy the airport because we will make him go out with his tail between his legs. Mitiga Airport will belong to all Libyans and will not be controlled by militias or any other force with foreign ideologies or agendas."




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 Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Movement of the youth in Tripoli Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Hosted Product: Libya Counterterrorism Weekly 2-8 October 2018," Libya Digest, October 30, 2018.
"Hosted Product: Libya Daily Digest October 3, 2018," Libya Digest, October 3, 2018.