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Conflict Incident Report

Soldier Wounded after Coming under Fire from Syrian Side of Border

Date of incident: 
January 15, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

A Lebanese soldier suffered bruises on Thursday after his car came under fire in the northern Akkar district from the Syrian side of the border, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said Y.W. was on the main road of Hakr Janine-Abboudieh when his car was shot at from Syrian territories.

His vehicle then veered off the road and hit a wall, it said.

The soldier was taken to a hospital in the region after the crash left him bruised, the agency added.

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.