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Conflict Incident Report

Hezbullah destroys Al Nusra Front vehicle in Aarsal outskirts

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 20, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
al-Nusra Front

On 20 July 16, Hizbullah have reportedly destroyed a bulldozer of the Al-Nusra Front in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Aarsal. The vehicle was carrying out reinforcements in the area of Wadi al-Khayl.



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.