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Conflict Incident Report

Hizbullah targeted armed elements in the outskirts of Al-Qaa

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Ras Baalbeck Clashes (starting December 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
December 10, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL))
al-Nusra Front

Several members of the Islamic State group were killed on Thursday in shelling as they attempted to infiltrate Lebanon, reported al-Manar television. It said that Hizbullah fighters shelled the movements of the gunmen as they tried to infiltrate the outskirts of al-Qaa, leaving several dead. On Wednesday, Hizbullah killed an al-Qaida commander and eight of his men in an attack on their convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border. Al-Manar television said the convoy of al-Qaida affiliate al-Nusra Front fighters had been traveling on the outskirts of the restive Lebanese border town of Arsal when Hizbullah struck.

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.