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Conflict Incident Report

Explosion heard in Arsal outskirts

Date of incident: 
April 25, 2017
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
al-Nusra Front

The so-called Abu Qasem al-Taleh, responsible for preparing explosive devises for Nusra Front was killed in the explosion of a booby trap outside his base in Kherbet Younine in the outskirts of Arsal, NNA reporter said.

Al-Taleh's Aide Ahmed Abu Daoud, dubbed as "Abu Dajjani Lebneni", was also critically injured in the blast.

Primary category: 
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.