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Conflict Incident Report

8 Dead, Many Hurt as 'Rocket' Hits Arsal Outskirts Encampments

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 19, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants

Eight people were killed and many wounded on Monday when the Lebanese army targeted militant positions along the eastern border with war-torn Syria, security sources told AFP.
"The Lebanese army targeted militants on the border" with Syria, a security source said. A separate security source said a "helicopter fired a missile at takfiri positions in Wadi Hmeid," on the eastern outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal.
He said eight people were killed and "a large number" of others wounded, but he could not say if the dead were militants or civilians.

Primary category: 
Air Strike
Secondary Category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.