Incident Summary:

09/01/2019: Assailants in Lebanon fired Kornet anti-tank missiles at a military base in Avivim, Northern, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for a recent attack on the group's members in Syria.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two to three Kornet anti-tank missiles were 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
"Israel and Hezbollah exchange border fire for first time in years," CNN, September 1, 2019.
"Hezbollah, Israel exchange rocket fire near Lebanon," New York Post, September 1, 2019.
"Anti-Tank Missiles Fired at Israeli Military Positions in Northern Israel, IDF Retaliates, Hezbollah Claims Responsibility,", September 1, 2019.