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Conflict Incident Report

Lebanese Army aircraft bombed Daesh (ISIS) positions in Bekaa

Date of incident: 
August 9, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Islamic State (IS); Daech *

Lebanese Army helicopters and Cessna aircraft carried out precision strikes on Daesh (ISIS) positions in northeast Lebanon, inflicting a number of casualties among the terrorists' ranks.

The airstrikes on Daesh militant positions near the outskirts of Ras Baalbeck and Al-Qaa coincided with Army artillery shelling in the area.

Primary category: 
Air Strike
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.