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Conflict Incident Report

2 dead in generator owners dispute in Sidon

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October 2, 2017
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Lebanese Civilians
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
On October 2nd, two people were killed and several injured  after a dispute between generator company owners led to a gunfight in south Lebanon's Sidon.
The incident was the second of its kind in recent months and security forces said they are pursuing the shooters.
The clashes in the Barrad neighborhood reportedly followed an argument between generator owners over which company was allowed to operate in the area of the city.
Siraj Aswad and Ibrahim al-Janzoury were killed in the dispute, prompting their relatives to break into the Sabah Sabah cafe, which is owned by Saleh Shehadeh - a generator company owner - and set it on fire.
As a result of the fighting the Lebanese Army etablished checkpoints across the city, with a focus on the areawhere the clashes took place. Internal Security Forces were also at the scene.
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Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.