Incident Summary:

06/03/2019: An assailant opened fire on a soldier in Tripoli, North, Lebanon. Two soldiers and the assailant, who detonated a suicide vest, were killed in the attack. This was one of three attacks carried out by the same assailant in Tripoli on the same night. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources identified the assailant as Abdul-Rahman Mabsout, a former member of ISIL.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mina neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Lebanese Army
Specific Description Soldiers: Ibrahim Saleh, 1st Lieutenant Hasan Farhat
Nationality of Target Lebanon
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 Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Grenades and a machine gun were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Daesh claims responsibility for deadly Tripoli attack," The Daily Star (Lebanon), July 5, 2019.
"Lebanon: Experts Says Tripoli's 'Terrorist' Attack Not 'One-Man Operation'," The Daily Star Online, June 11, 2019.
"Four killed in 'lone wolf' gun attack by former Isis member in Lebanon; Attacker fought for Isis in Syria and was released from jail in 2017," The Independent, June 4, 2019.