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Conflict Incident Report
IS and Nusra clash in Aarsal outskirts after militant abducted
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident:
May 25, 2015
Number of Injured:
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL))
On 25 May 15, media allegedly reported clashes erupted in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Aarsal between the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front groups. The fighting broke out after the IS shot a man identified as Ahmed Seifeddine in the town before abducting him to its mountainous outskirts. The abductee goes by the nickname Al-Silis and is a member of al-Nusra Front. The two groups have been clashing in the town's outskirts for months now.
Classification of conflict (primary):
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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.