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Conflict Incident Report

Hezbollah launched a first attack to clear militants from Arsal outskirts

Date of incident: 
July 20, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Armed Forces
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

Syrian forces and Hezbollah fighters targeted militant positions on the outskirts of Arsal with artillery, missiles and airstrikes in an effort to force militants to lay down their weapons and leave the area. However, the following negotiations were not successful. 

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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.