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Conflict Incident Report

LAF hits hard at militants in Arsal outskirts

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 17, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
al-Nusra Front

NNA - The Lebanese Armed Forces pounded on Sunday with heavy artillery Al Nusra Front militants in eastern Arsal. 

The LAF monitored suspicious movements of said militants between eastern Arsal, Wadi Al Khayl and Khirbet Youneen and was able to destroy military vehicles carrying heavy weaponry. 

Flames could be seen coming out of one of the militants' vehicles and a number of wounded reported among the fighters. 

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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.