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Conflict Incident Report

LAF reinforcements in Aarsal in an attempt to thwart any attack by gunmen

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 20, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
al-Nusra Front
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL))

On 20 Oct 15, LAF has strengthened its procedures in the vicinity of Aarsal to thwart any attack attempt by armed elements as its reported that Al Nusra Front are gathered in the outskirts of Aarsal and ISIS in the outskirts of Ras Baalbeck. LAF also added that its targeting the armed elements on daily basis.

Primary category: 
Military/Security Forces Deployment
Secondary 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.