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Conflict Incident Report

One armed militant dead, another injured and a third arrested after shooting at an Army Intelligence patrol in alQaa

Date of incident: 
September 6, 2014
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Armed militants
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

An Army Intelligence patrol unit was subjected to open fire by armed militants in the area of al-Qaa in the Beqaa at approximately 12:16 a.m. on Saturday, whereby the Army patrol members responded by shooting at the gunmen, of Syrian nationality, causing the death of one and the injury of another while arresting the third, a Lebanese Army communiqué indicated.

The injured was transferred to a nearby hospital in the Beqaa, while investigations were initiated into the incident, the communiqué added.

Primary 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.