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Conflict Incident Report

LAF foils terrorist infiltration attempt in Arsal

Date of incident: 
April 22, 2017
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians

The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) succeeded in the killing of Emir of ISIS, the terrorist Alaa Al-Halabi, nicknamed "Mlays", who had ordered the killing of Lebanese soldiers, National News Agency correspondent said.
Mlays, Syrian national, was killed on Saturday after a successful raid operation launched by the Lebanese Army in Wadi Al-Hosn in Arsal.
During the operation, the army arrested many wanted terrorists, including Syrians, Ahmad Miman, Majd Sahli, Fawzi Sahli and Abdullah Hosyan. 

An Army Intelligence Unit and the Lebanese army, jointly raided the house of the terrorist Wael Deeb al-Flayti in Wadi al-Hosn in Arsal, and arrested him along with his brother Hussein and wanted suspect Amin Mohammad Homeid, NNA reporter concluded.

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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.