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Conflict Incident Report

LAF reinforces presence in Wadi Khaled

Date of incident: 
March 26, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

NNA - The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) upped security measures in the border town of Hneider and its neighbouring towns in the region of Wadi Khaled, following an attack by Syrian gunmen on a surveillance tower, NNA correspondent reported on Saturday. The surveillance tower which is under construction and aims at observing and controlling the border is under the joint control of the LAF, ISF and General Security. The people of Wadi Khaled showed their support for the Lebanese security forces and offered help to the LAF, which brought military reinforcements overnight. Calm has since been restored to the area. The mayor and officials of Wadi Khaled asserted that they condemned any attack on the LAF or any Lebanese security forces.

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Secondary Category: 
Military/Security Forces Deployment
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.