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DOJ/OVT Activities by Region - Near East

Learn about DOJ/OVT activities in connection with terrorist attacks involving U.S. citizens in the Near East. The activities listed below are a representative sample and don’t include all our work.

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ITVERP Designations:

  • January 16, 2013 Hostage Taking/Murder at Tigantourine Gas Facility

Other Advocacy and Assistance

  • January 16, 2013 Hostage Taking/Murder at Tigantourine Gas Facility
    • OVT created a password protected website for U.S victims of the hostage taking and murder to stay updated on the Algerian court proceedings.

ITVERP Designations:

  • May 26, 2017 Armed Bus Attack in the Minya Province
  • September 3, 2015 Bombing in Sinai
  • August 6, 2014 Armed Attack near Cairo
  • May 9, 2013 Assault on U.S. Citizen in Cairo
  • April 24, 2006 Bombings in Dahab
  • July 23, 2005 Bombings at Sharm el-Sheikh
  • April 7, 2005 Suicide Bombing in Cairo
  • October 7, 2004 Suicide Bombing in Taba
  • February 26, 1993 Bombing in Cairo
  • October 7, 1985 Hijacking/Murder on Cruise Ship

ITVERP Designations:

  • October 20, 2023 Armed Attack in Israel
  • October 7-8, 2023 Coordinated Attacks in Israel
  • March 20, 2023 Shooting in Hawara, West Bank
  • February 27, 2023 Shooting in Hawara, West Bank
  • November 23, 2022 Explosion in Jerusalem
  • August 13, 2022 Shooting in Jerusalem
  • February 6, 2020 Vehicular Ramming Attack in Jerusalem
  • August 16, 2019 Armed Attack in Elazar, West Bank
  • May 5, 2019 Rocket Attack in Ashdod, Israel
  • December 13, 2018 Armed Attack near a Bus Stop in Ofra, West Bank
  • September 16, 2018 Mall Stabbing in Gush Etzion Junction, West Bank
  • November 17, 2017 Car Ramming Attack near Gush Etzion, West Bank
  • January 8, 2017 Truck Attack in Jerusalem
  • December 23, 2016 Stabbing Attack in West Bank
  • July 1, 2016 Armed Attack near the South Hebron Hills, West Bank
  • June 30, 2016 Armed Attack near Kiryat Arba, West Bank
  • June 8, 2016 Armed Attack inside a Food Mall in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • March 11, 2016 Armed Attack near the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem
  • March 8, 2016 Stabbing of Tourists in Tel Aviv
  • February 18, 2016 Stabbing at Supermarket in West Bank
  • January 30, 2016 Stabbing of Student in Jerusalem
  • January 1, 2016 Shooting in Tel Aviv
  • November 19, 2015 Armed Attack near Gush Etzion, West Bank
  • November 6, 2015 Shooting at the Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank
  • October 30, 2015 Armed Attack at a Rail Station in Jerusalem
  • October 13, 2015 Armed Attack on a Bus
  • October 1, 2015 Armed Attack near Samaria
  • October 29, 2014 Shooting outside Menachem Begin Heritage Center
  • November 18, 2014 Armed Attack on Synagogue
  • November 5, 2014 Vehicle Attack in Jerusalem
  • October 22, 2014 Vehicle Attack in Jerusalem
  • June 12, 2014 Hostage Taking/Murder in West Bank
  • November 14, 2013 Arson/Firebombing Attack in West Bank
  • March 23, 2011 Bombing at Bus Stop in Jerusalem
  • February 24, 2010 Armed Attack near Jerusalem
  • December 18, 2010 Armed Attack near Beit Shemesh
  • October 10, 2006 Hostage Taking in Nablus
  • August 14, 2006 Hostage/Release in Gaza City
  • April 17, 2006 Suicide Bombing of Restaurant in Tel Aviv
  • February 22, 2004 Suicide Bombing in Jerusalem
  • August 19, 2003 Suicide Bombing of Egged Bus #2 in Jerusalem
  • June 20, 2003 Attack on Motor Vehicle in Ofra
  • June 11, 2003 Suicide Bombing of 11A Bus in Jerusalem
  • May 18, 2003 Suicide Bombing of Egged Bus #6 in Jerusalem
  • April 30, 2003 Suicide Bombing at Pub Mike’s Place in Tel Aviv
  • March 7, 2003 Shooting in Home in Qiryat Arba
  • March 5, 2003 Suicide Bombing of Egged Bus #37 in Haifa
  • July 31, 2002 Bombing at Cafeteria of Hebrew University
  • June 19, 2002 Suicide Bombing at Bus Stop in Jerusalem
  • March 31, 2002 Suicide Bombing of Ambulance Station in Efrat
  • March 27, 2002 Bombing at Park Hotel in Netanya
  • March 24, 2002 Shooting into Bus near Ofra
  • March 21, 2002 Bombing on Jerusalem Street
  • March 9, 2002 Suicide Bombing at Moment Café in Jerusalem
  • March 7, 2002 Suicide Bombing of Supermarket in Ariel
  • January 27, 2002 Suicide Bombing in Jerusalem
  • January 15, 2002 Hostage Taking/Murder in Bait Sahour
  • November 4, 2001 Shooting at Bus Stop in Jerusalem
  • August 9, 2001 Bombing of Sbarro Pizza Restaurant in Jerusalem
  • June 1, 2001 Bombing at Dolphinarium in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • May 29, 2001 Drive-by Shooting in Efrat
  • May 9, 2001 Stoning near Tekoah
  • November 20, 2000 Bombing of Bus
  • October 30, 2000 Shooting in Jerusalem
  • September 29, 2000 Assault in Jerusalem
  • September 4, 1997 Suicide Bombing at Ben-Yehuda Shopping Mall in Jerusalem
  • June 9, 1996 Drive-by Shooting in Beit Shemesh
  • May 13, 1996 Shooting at a Bus Stop in Beit-El
  • March 4, 1996 Suicide Bombing on Dizengoff Center in Tel Aviv
  • February 25, 1996 Suicide Bombing of Jerusalem Bus 18 near Central Bus Station
  • August 21, 1995 Bus Bombing in Ramat Eshkol Neighborhood
  • April 9, 1995 Bombing of Bus in Kfar Darom
  • October 9, 1994 Attack on Café in Jerusalem
  • July 6, 1989 Attack on Bus 405 in Tel Aviv

Other Advocacy and Assistance

  • OVT supported victim attendance and/or participation at five trials in Israel.

ITVERP Designations:

  • November 20, 2023 Armed Attack at Al-Asad
  • October 18, 2023 Armed Attack at Al-Asad
  • November 7, 2022 Armed Attack in Baghdad
  • September 28, 2022 Rocket Attack in Koya
  • March 3, 2021 Rocket Attack in Anbar Province
  • February 20, 2021 Rocket Attack in Salahuddin Province
  • February 15, 2021 Rocket Attack in Erbil
  • January 26, 2020 Armed Attack in Baghdad
  • December 27, 2019 Armed Attack on Military Base near Kirkuk
  • December 14, 2019 Hostage/Release in Baghdad
  • September 3, 2019 IED Explosion in Mosul
  • August 10, 2019 Armed Attack in Nineveh Province
  • September 17, 2015 Suicide Bombing at Police Checkpoint
  • June 16, 2009 Bombing in Baghdad
  • May 25, 2009 IED Strike in Fallujah
  • April 10, 2009 Suicide Bombing in Mosul
  • May 22, 2008 IED Strike in Balad
  • November 01, 2007 IED USAF Special Agents
  • August 15, 2007 Armed Attack in Taji
  • January 20, 2007 Attack in Karbala
  • January 05, 2007 Hostage/Killed in Basra
  • November 16, 2006 Hostage/Killed in Basra
  • February 20, 2006 IED Explosion in Baghdad
  • November 26, 2005 Hostage/Killed Christian Peace Maker
  • September 02, 2005 Roadside Bombing
  • August 02, 2005 Hostage/Killed NYT Journalist
  • May 10, 2005 Armed Attack in Ramadi
  • May 07, 2005 Suicide Bombing of Civilian Security Convoy
  • January 03, 2005 Suicide Car Bomb Outside Green Zone
  • November 01, 2004 Hostage/Release of Contractor
  • September 16, 2004 Hostage/Killed in Baghdad
  • April 09, 2004 Hostage/Killed in Baghdad
  • December 31, 2003 Car Bomb near Nabil Restaurant
  • October 26, 2003 Armed Attack at Al-Rasheed Hotel
  • August 19, 2003 Suicide Bombing at UN Headquarters

ITVERP Designations:

  • November 4, 2016 Armed Attack in Amman
  • November 9, 2015 Armed Attack on a Police Training Facility
  • November 9, 2005 Suicide Bombings of Hotels in Amman
  • October 28, 2002 Armed Attack in Amman

Other Advocacy and Assistance

  • OVT supported victim attendance and participation at a trial in Jordan.

ITVERP Designations:

  • January 21, 2003 Armed Attack at Camp Doha

ITVERP Designations:

  • November 21, 2002 Armed Attack in Sidon
  • February 17, 1988 Hostage/Killed Chief of UN Truce Supervisory Organization
  • June 14, 1985 Hijacking-TWA Flight 847
  • September 20, 1984 Suicide Bombing of US Embassy
  • October 23, 1983 Suicide Bombing of Marine Barracks in Beirut

ITVERP Designations:

  • February 3, 2022 Stabbing in Muscat

ITVERP Designations:

  • January 27, 2015 Attack on the Cortinthia Hotel
  • December 5, 2013 Drive-by Shooting in Benghazi
  • September 11, 2012 Armed Attack on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi

ITVERP Designations:

  • June 28, 2023 Shooting in Jeddah
  • June 12, 2004 Armed Attack in Riyadh
  • June 12, 2004 Hostage/Killed Lockheed Martin Corp. Employee
  • June 08, 2004 Armed Attack in Riyadh
  • May 29, 2004 Armed Attack at Al-Khobar
  • May 01, 2004 Armed Attack on Yanpet Refinery
  • November 08, 2003 Bombing in Riyadh
  • May 12, 2003 Bombing of Residential Compounds in Riyadh
  • October 06, 2001 Bombing at Al-Khobar Shopping Mall
  • June 25, 1996 Bombing of Khobar Towers B-131
  • November 13, 1995 Bombing of Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG)

ITVERP Designations:

  • November 17, 2023 Armed Attack in Tal Baydar
  • October 18, 2023 Armed Attack at Al-Tanf
  • March 24, 2023 Rocket Attack in Syria
  • March 23, 2023 Drone Attack in Syria
  • February 16, 2023 Armed Attack in Northeast Syria
  • August 23, 2022 Rocket Attack in Northeast Syria
  • April 7, 2022 Explosion in Eastern Syria
  • January 16, 2019 Suicide Bombing in Manbij
  • March 29, 2018 IED Explosion in Manbij
  • November 14, 2013 IED Explosion in Ain Issa
  • October 1, 2013 Hostage/Murder near Deir Ezzour
  • August 21, 2013 Hostage Taking
  • August 4, 2013 Hostage/Murder near As-Salamah
  • August 4, 2013 Hostage/Murder near Aleppo
  • April 29, 2013 Hostage Taking
  • January 26, 2013 Hostage Taking
  • December 31, 2012 Hostage Taking
  • November 22, 2012 Hostage/Murder near Taftanaz
  • October 18, 2012 Hostage Taking near Turkey-Syrian border

ITVERP Designations:

  • January 1, 2017 Armed Attack at Nightclub in Istanbul
  • June 28, 2016 Armed Attack on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul
  • March 19, 2016 Suicide Bombing in Istanbul
  • February 1, 2013 Suicide Bombing at US Embassy in Ankara
  • February 7, 1991 Armed Attack at Incirlik Air Base in Adana

ITVERP Designations:

  • December 01, 2014 American Teacher Murdered

ITVERP Designations:

  • January 2020 Hostage Taking/Deceased in Sanaa
  • June 11, 2019 Hostage Taking/Release in Sanaa
  • May 1, 2019 Hostage Taking/Release in Sanaa
  • December 5, 2017 Kidnapping/Release in Sanaa
  • September 23, 2017 Kidnapping/Release in Sanaa
  • May 15, 2015 Hostage Taking/Release in Sanaa
  • March 27, 2015 Hostage Taking/Release in Sanaa
  • September 17, 2013 Hostage Taking/Murder in Sanaa
  • October 11, 2012 Murder in Sanaa
  • May 20, 2012 Armed Attack in Hodeidha
  • March 18, 2012 Armed Attack in Ta’izz
  • September 17, 2008 Bombing of U.S. Embassy in Sanaa
  • January 23, 2001 Airline Hijacking in Sanaa
  • October 12, 2000 Suicide Bombing in Aden
  • December 28, 1998 Hostage Taking in Mawdiyah
Updated January 30, 2024