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Conflict Incident Report

One Daesh commander injured in gunfire in Arsal

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
November 14, 2016
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Islamic State (IS); Daech *
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

One Syrian was killed and one Daesh commander known as Abu Raad Homsi was injured as unidentified gunmen opened fire at them while they were inside their Kia vehicle in Arsal, National News Agency correspondent reported.
Gunmen are believed to be from the Syrian Bakhaa town, and had previously clashed with Homsi, whose real name is Raad Hamadi.

Primary category: 
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.