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Conflict Incident Report

Hujayri clansman killed in Arsal

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
March 28, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
al-Nusra Front
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL))

NNA - A clansman from the Hujayri tribe has met his death at the hands of ISIL gunmen during a firefight between Nusra Front and ISIL militias in the slopes of Arsal, NNA field reporters said today. Working as a henchman of a local field commander dubbed "Abou-Taqiyyeh"-- the one with a cap-- the slain clansman code-named Abul-Bara' is thought to have belonged to the fundamentalist rival militia al-Nusra, the same reporters concluded.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
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.