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Conflict Incident Report

Hizbullah targets IS in Ras Baalbek outskirts

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Ras Baalbeck Clashes (starting December 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
April 4, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL))

Hizbullah fighters launched an attack against an Islamic State position in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek, killing and wounding several, al-Manar TV reported on Monday.

The attack was launched against a position in the al-Zwaytini where Hizbullah was able to destroy the militants' fortifications.

Sources of al-Manar said that Hizbullah had attacked the group when it was receiving reinforcements. It targeted the IS positions with machine guns and shelled their positions leading to a number of unspecified casualties.

The Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said that Hizbullah was able to take control of the military point.

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.