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Conflict Incident Report

Daesh militant killed near northeast Lebanon border

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
February 7, 2017
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Islamic State (IS); Daech *
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

BEIRUT/BAALBECK, Lebanon: A Daesh (ISIS) militant was killed Tuesday in an ambush on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal, a security source told The Daily Star.

It remains unclear how the Daesh member was killed. However, local media reported that he had died in a bomb explosion.

LBCI identified him as Syrian Ahmad Al-Abed.

Primary category: 
Heavy Artillery [inc.rocket attacks]
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.